The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
In proclaiming our foundation in Christian principles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga follows the example of Jesus Christ by loving people for who they are, where they are, and by demonstrating respect, caring, honesty and responsibility toward individuals and families without regard to religious beliefs, gender, age, physical abilities or financial status.
Who we are:
The Y is a leading nonprofit. We're a powerful organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
At the Y, community is our cause. As an organziation, we've been working for nearly 160 years to bring communities together. As a local Y, we bring people of all backgrounds together to bridge the gaps in our community. We want to give our community, and the people in it, the opportunity to grow and thrive. We're strengthening the foundation of our community one child, one family, one individual at a time.
The Y is more than just a swim and gym, we're strengthening the community.
Our goal is simple: to promote social responsibility, youth development and healthy living through our programs, leading to a healthier, stronger community.