The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga serves more than 37,000 members each year, uniting men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. The three focus areas for the YMCA are; Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. Healthy Living: Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. Through YMCA programs, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. Youth Development: We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. Through YMCA programs, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. Social Responsibility: We believe real progress is only possible when we work together-as a community. The Y provides opportunities for neighbors to understand and help each other toward a better future in small ways and large.