As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world.
The Y understands the challenges that keep individuals from reaching their full potential and responds with services and support which help people to be self-reliant, productive and connected to the community.
Each Y responds to the unique issues influencing the community and provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, and quality of life or family services.
Fall Festivals—Free events in your community with activities and healthy snacks for the whole family.
Holiday Baskets—Holiday dinner groceries for low-income families in South Minneapolis.
Local Disaster Response—Providing help where it’s needed. Updates and how to help.
Personal Pricing Plan—A needs-based scholarship program for membership and programs.
Military Outreach Initiative—The Y offers memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel.
Teen Centers— Teens can use the computer lab, socialize, do homework, or participate in a variety of activities.
Senior Centers— Fitness programs such as Silver Sneaker® classes and Age 55+ classes, as well other community activities.
Employment/Vocational Training—Y programs are critical to helping people learn skills to start on a path towards employment and self-sufficiency.
Environmental Education—We connect children to nature through education and basic play in an outdoor setting.
Youth Intervention Services—We focus on service to at-risk youth.