BUILDING A STRONGER UNION COUNTY Union County Family YMCA The Union County Family YMCA first started out of the old Selective Services building on West 6th Street, Marysville, Ohio in 1975. Quickly the YMCA moved to the vacated office of Dr. Striker on West 5th Street by the town run. Many youth and family programs were developed and grown out of this location, as this was the beginning of our continued growth in Union County. In 1982 YMCA volunteers and community members began fundraising for our permanent location on Charles Lane. The Lewis Family generously donated the land where the Union County Family YMCA continues to stand, opening our doors to the first YMCA at this location. In October of 2002, the Union County Family YMCA opened its doors to the newly-renovated location to better meet the needs of the expanding community. Since then, the Union County Family YMCA has been and always will be dedicated to building a healthy, confident, and connected community. 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. Serving Union County is our passion. With its beautiful rural landscape, neighborly hospitality, alluring business enterprises, and charming attraction, Union County is one of the best places to live. Strengthening the foundation of community is our Mission, and we are proud to continue to be a part of such a strong community in Union County.
FOR A BETTER US
Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they're from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y's goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide. At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us to be our best selves. We provide a place to play, to learn, to be healthy, to eat well and to give back. We give parents child care, young adults job training, seniors a way to connect and children a safe place to go. We believe everyone - no matter who they are or where they're from - deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.
OUR ORGANIZATION AND WHO WE ARE
- To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
- The Y’s Commitment to America is developing new generations of changemakers who will create communities we all want to live in. We envision communities where all people achieve health, gain confidence, make connections and feel secure at every stage of life.
Our brand purpose crystallizes what we stand for, how we're different and why you should engage with us. The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different background, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.
CARING: Show a sincere concern for others HONESTY: Be truthful in what you say and do RESPECT: Treat each other as we'd all like to be treated RESPONSIBILITY: Be accountable for your promises and actions
WELCOMING: We’re open to all and create spaces where you can be, belong and becomeGENUINE: We value who you are and encourage you to be rue to yourself and othersNURTURING: We’re with you on your path to reach your full potential
HOPEFUL: We believe in your ability to inspire a brighter tomorrow
DETERMINED: We work relentlessly to strengthen communities, starting with you
- AREAS OF IMPACT
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Empowering young people to reach their full potential FOR HEALTHY LIVING: Improving individual and community well-being FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Providing support and inspiring action in our communities