Our Cause

 

We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout Chicagoland to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The Y is for...

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

Healthy Living

Improving the nation's health and well-being. 

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.