Mission Statement

The Y is a mission-driven, charitable organization in Central Maryland dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Our Commitment

At the Y, we are committed to providing family-oriented, affordable, high quality programs that lead to:

  • every child and youth deepening positive values, their commitment to service and their motivation to learn
  • every family building stronger bonds, achieving greater work/life balance and becoming more engaged with their community
  • an enhanced quality of life in the communities in which we operate


Our Values

Our programs and services are infused with our four positive character values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We are committed to challenging our members, associates and volunteers to demonstrate these values.


Our Focus

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

HEALTHY LIVING: Improving Central Maryland’s health & well-being

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbor


Our Vision

Impacting over 350,000 Central Marylanders, the Y will provide bold leadership in advancing a holistic approach to well-being that strengthens the community’s commitment to healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. We will actively engage the community to measurably improve well-being and the value of the Y in the lives of families, individuals and communities throughout Central Maryland.