WHO WE ARE
The Y is a cause-driven organization focused on three key areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Our programs, services, and initiatives enable youth to realize their potential, offer families ways to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind, and body, welcome and embrace newcomers, and help foster social responsibility.
The Skagit Valley Family YMCA creates positive community change through relationships by empowering the mind, body, and spirit of ALL.
AREAS OF IMPACT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
The Y invests in early learning, youth, teen and young adult programs knowing this foundation makes possible lifelong learning, flourishing, connecting and serving self, family and the broader community.
Improving our community’s health and well-being.
The Y provides environments and programs that promote personal growth, encourage active lifestyles, foster multi-generational social connections, and support family development across our diverse community.
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
The Y leverages its resources and capacity to positively impact the lives and circumstances of its members and the broader community. We seek to close opportunity gaps in our community by acting as an agent for change, ensuring equitable access to programs, and leveraging the capabilities of our volunteers, donors, and partnerships.
The YMCA was founded in London in 1844. Since then, the Y has grown into an organization serving communities all over the world.
The Skagit Valley Family YMCA was established in 1911 as a Railway Y, providing a safe, positive environment for men working on the railway away from their families. Over the years, our Y has grown to meet the needs of families in the Skagit Valley community. We have expanded our childcare services, run our YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter, and continue to partner with other nonprofits and community organizations to serve our Skagit community.