How we make a local difference
We strengthen the foundation of OUR community through:
We believe in nurturing the potential of every child and teen. The Y creates safe, structured environments for young people to become their best selves. Through high-quality programs grounded in youth development theory, we harness our community’s investment in kids here in Spokane. Watch how the Y supports Amy’s children in their development.
We believe wellness comes from a balance of spirit, mind, and body, and that with connections and support, everyone, at every age, can make healthier choices. We’re committed to improving the health and well-being of Spokane by empowering all people to lead fuller lives. At the Y, one in seven residents in our community receives support, guidance, and the connection they need to get and stay healthy. Watch how Joan got her mojo back at the Y.
We believe that when we work together, we move individuals, families, and communities forward. Since 1884, the Y has responded to society’s most pressing needs by uniting people from all walks of life to deliver lasting personal and social change in Spokane County. Read how the Y was able to provide Richard with a place he calls home.
As our community’s oldest not-for-profit, we continually forge strong collaborations and partnerships to connect to the most vulnerable and marginalized in our community. Our purpose at the YMCA is also our dream for this community…that everyone has a safe place to learn, grow, and thrive.
It all begins with our volunteers: our governing Board of Directors who give of their time, treasure and talent to set policy that meets community needs while making certain that our Y stays true to its charitable mission; our Advisory Board members representing Camp Reed and the Central, North, South, Valley and Litehouse branches, who work with their local staff to provide positive experiences and community impact; our nearly 650 volunteer youth sports coaches who teach the values of teamwork and sportsmanship while ensuring that the sports experience is skill-based and fun; our 250+ AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers who serve at food banks, mentor youth, provide companionship to the elderly, build capacity for other nonprofits, and annually knit or crochet over 10,000 hats and scarves for low-income and homeless families in our community.
Working in partnership with hundreds of dedicated volunteers are YMCA staff who are committed to our mission. Learn more about the YMCA and the impact we have on the Spokane community in our community impact report and our annual report.