The Y is for EVERYONE. The Valley of the Sun YMCA is not only one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, but is also one of the largest. Born in 1892, before Arizona became a state, they serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities across the state.
At the Y, they value the littles things, and believe healthy living is not just a fad, it’s a way of life. They are a community, and a family, embracing today’s social responsibilities together. For over a century they have been developing healthy minds, bodies, and spirits.
The Y is so much more than a gym and is for everyone. Through their initiatives, programs, and services youth realize their potential; teens and young adults prepare for college; families spend time and have fun together; people are healthier in mind, body, and spirit; job seekers prepare for employment; newcomers are welcome and embraced; a nationwide service ethic is fostered; and so much more.