Founded in 1958, by then-Mayor Tom Vandergriff, the Arlington YMCA has always been a place where all people can find hope, fellowship, and healing. We are focused on Youth Development, Health Living and Social Responsibility. For over 63 years the now, Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA has intentionally empowered youth, improved health and well-being, and inspired action to positively impact our community. By bringing people together from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources needed to grow and thrive. The Y does not turn anyone away for their inability to pay. Our doors are open to ALL in our community.
Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
We provide a safe place to play, to learn, to be healthy, and to give back. We believe that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.
Areas of Focus
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Improving our community’s health and well-being.
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 176 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 500,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people in the U.S. and around the world to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
We are committed to ensuring that our members, program participants, donors, volunteers and team members feel genuinely welcome, encouraged and supported. We are also, committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in every community we serve. As with everything we do, we are guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith—values that compel us to recognize the value of every person and to be a multicultural and inclusive organization.
For additional information about the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA, visit Guidestar.org.