WELCOME TO THE Y
For more than a century, the YMCA of Greenville has strengthened the foundations of the community we serve. We're proud of our diverse population, and are passionate about keeping our promise to be a force for good.
We serve people from all walks of life in the Greenville County area through YMCA memberships and programs.
The YMCA of Greenville is a 501(c)3 nonprofit governed by a local board of volunteer directors.
We're committed to nurturing the potential of children through Youth Development, improving the nation's health and well-being by promoting Healthy Living, and fostering a sense of Social Responsibility by providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.
The YMCA of Greenville, following the example of Christ, builds healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Our Mission compels us to embrace, reflect and celebrate the richness of diversity within each other and the many communities we serve. Through the example of Christ, we welcome individuals and families from all walks of life with a caring, inclusive attitude. We are respectful of various expressions of faith, and serve people from all traditions, backgrounds, ages, and perspectives. Together, we work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential, with dignity.
- In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and 2,700 YMCAs with approximately 20,000 fulltime staff and 600,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.
- The Y engages 9 million youth and 13 million adults each year in the U.S.
- Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 119 countries. Ys across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.
- Members, staff and volunteers of the Y include men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life.
- The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.
- The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.
Founded in London in 1844, the Y has grown into one of the largest organizations focused on strengthening communities in the U.S. and around the world, serving more than 64 million people in 120 countries. Across the globe, Ys respond to community needs with programs and services that support people to reach their full potential. Our global perspective enables us to engage with and serve diverse communities around the world more effectively.