About the Y

Throughout Long Island, countless people have heard of the YMCA of Long Island. But not as many realize that there’s so much more to our Y than one might think. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteerism, from pre-school to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies. It strengthens our community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

We are proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive in both expected and unexpected ways. With each day, Long Island faces new challenges – like bridging the academic achievement gap, battling childhood obesity, reversing the diabetes epidemic and addressing the needs of an aging population. We are poised to address these and other community issues with innovative and impactful programs that deliver measurable and lasting outcomes. And because we open our doors to all—no matter who they are or where they come from, the YMCA of Long Island can help our communities be so much more.

Our Mission

The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. is a charitable, non-profit, community-based service organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children, adults and families through programs that develop spirit, mind, and body.

Our Focus

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, youth of today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Healthy Living

Improving the nation’s health and well-being.

The Y encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for the spirit, mind and body.

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

With our doors open to all, we work every day to connect people from all backgrounds across Long Island and support to those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.