OUR STRENGTH IS IN COMMUNITY
- The Y is community centered. For nearly 30 years, we've been listening and responding to the Callaway County community.
- The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
- The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Areas of Focus
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: We believe in nurturing the potential of every child and teen. The Y creates safe, structured environments for young people to become their best selves. Through high-quality programs grounded in youth development theory, we harness our community’s investment in kids here in Callaway County.
HEALTHY LIVING: We believe wellness comes from a balance of spirit, mind, and body, and that with connections and support, everyone, at every age, can make healthier choices. We’re committed to improving the health and well-being of Callaway County by empowering all people to lead fuller lives.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. We believe that when we work together, we move individuals, families, and communities forward. Since 1985, the Y has responded to society’s most pressing needs by uniting people from all walks of life to deliver lasting personal and social change in Callaway County.
The YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.