Our Mission

Our Mission

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga serves more than 37,000 members each year. Nationwide, America's 2,594 YMCAs serve more than 20.1 million people. YMCAs are the heart of community life in the U.S. In fact, 42 million families and 72 million households are located within 3 miles of a Y. 


Who We Are:

The Y is a leading nonprofit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Community is our cause. For nearly 160 years, we’ve worked to bring people of all backgrounds together to bridge gaps in our community and strengthen its foundation – one child, one family, one individual at a time.

Our Mission:
At its core, the mission of the Y is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  We are more than just a swim and gym.  

Our Areas of Focus: 



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