The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Our membership is 25,000 strong and spread across Erie County with membership branches, program centers and community outreach partnerships.
For 153 years, the YMCA of Greater Erie has been putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we strive to nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve the nation’s health and well being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. Read many Y stories in a commemorative Erie Times News supplement celebrating the Y’s 150 years of service to the Erie community.
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