YMCA of Greater St. Louis

YMCA

YMCA of Greater St. Louis

Mission

YMCA MISSION

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

HISTORY OF THE YMCA MISSION

The Mission for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis has remained consistent since its foundation in 1853. To learn more about the history of the Y in St. Louis, please visit the History page.

YMCA VISION

The YMCA commits to the spiritual, mental and physical growth of all children and teens in the Greater St. Louis area.

Since 1853, the YMCA of Greater St. Louis has helped people grow in spirit, mind and body.

The Y has committed to ensure every young person in the Greater St. Louis area from 5 to 15 years of age has the opportunity to become a healthy, productive member of society.

Areas of Impact
Spiritual Growth
Goal: By the year 2020 increase spiritual awareness of loving one another and service to others by doubling the number of youth volunteers.

Mental Development
Goal: By the year 2020 increase the number of youth reading at/above their grade level by 3 percent.

Physical Health
Goal: By the year 2020 stop the increase in youth obesity.

Guiding Principles

  • Access to All
  • Family Support
  • Challenging All Adults to Help Youth