“Building Strength Together”
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. We know that a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. So building strength together, individually and as a community, is core to what the Y is and what we do.
Much of this is accomplished by the hard work of the YMCA staff team. We truly appreciate their dedication and commitment. Likewise, we couldn’t have done this without the support from the community. Whether it was a volunteer donating time, a person/company that made a donation, or participation in YMCA membership /programs, we owe our success to your involvement.
For Youth Development
Research shows that the attitudes and behaviors developed during adolescent and teen years have a lasting impact into adulthood. Our YMCA focuses on preparing more kids for success in school and life by providing education and support, along with the physical and emotional guidance kids need to learn, grow and thrive.
For Healthy Living
The obesity crisis threatens the future well-being of children, adults and families in our community. Through our health and wellness programs, the Y plays a key role in helping health-seekers of all ages to decrease their risk for lifestyle-related diseases and improve health.
For Social Responsibility
The Y provides social services that support and empower people to overcome obstacles; provide volunteer opportunities that enable our members to support their neighbors; raise and award funds to ensure that everyone can be part of the Y; collaborate with area organizations to build healthier communities; and care for our environment.
The Pocono Family YMCA provided more than $200,000 in financial assistance in 2015 through the Y’s financial assistance programs, which helps ensure that no one is turned away from Y programs or services based on their inability to pay.
We are passionate about the good work of the Y and proud of what we do each and every day. We invite you to join us as we strengthen the foundations of our community.