Since 1854, the YMCA of Greater Richmond has been committed to community development, working with our neighbors to bring about transformational change together. Today, 200,000 children and adults engage with our programs each year through our branches and community sites in neighborhoods throughout the greater Richmond area. We provide $6 million annually in financial assistance to children, families, and adults, so the Y remains open to all.
We contribute to the health of our region by engaging the community in a variety of wellness programs and activities, including fitness, group exercise, aquatics, youth sports, and community health. To address the growing number of seniors in our community in need of health and wellness support, the YMCA Aging Strong program engages seniors in low-income communities in healthy living, physical activity, and socialization. We provide programming for other individuals and groups in our community in need of support, individuals with diverse abilities, veterans and their families, and cardiac rehabilitation patients.
YMCA out-of-school time and teen programs engage youth of all ages during the high-risk out-of-school-time hours. Our year-round teen programs help teens to develop leadership skills, build confidence, learn healthy habits, and prepare for post-high school success. School-age programs provide academic enrichment, social-emotional development, and wellness activities under the care of trained youth development staff. Summer camps and summer learning programs build children’s confidence and broaden their horizons through academic support and fun.
Open to All
The YMCA of Greater Richmond serves 200,000 people annually across our region. Through our Open to All financial assistance program, we provide $6 million in assistance through income-based membership and programs.
We work with our neighbors to develop programs and services to meet each area’s specific needs, both inside and outside of the YMCA’s walls. For example, the Miracle League at the YMCA of Greater Richmond's youth adaptive programs provide children with diverse physical abilities and special needs the chance to play sports and participate in learning opportunities in a safe, fun atmosphere.