As one of Kentucky’s leading nonprofit organizations, the Y is committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. That’s because strong communities are possible only when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We’re more than a gym – we’re a cause.

There is no nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because we have the long-standing relationships and reputation to not just promote, but also deliver on lasting and meaningful change. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

We all need the Y. 

News & Media

Steve Tarver, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Louisville, said construction of the $28 million, 77,000 square-foot building is on schedule and on budget.

The secret is out on designs for a new state-of-the-art gym for the YMCA of Southern West Virginia. 

CEO Jay Rist unveiled the details of the project Monday, which will be located next to the Paul Cline Youth Sports Memorial Complex in Beckley. 

Over 40 YMCA professionals and leaders came together on May 16, 2019 in Madisonville, Kentucky for the state’s first Alliance Day.  YMCA staff attended an all-day event to network and learn from some of the YMCA movement’s best experts.

The first Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) officially started in London, England in 1844. The first YMCA in the United States opened in 1851 in Boston, MA. But do you know when the first YMCA opened in Parkersburg, WV?

With summer just around the corner, children are looking forward to no school, family vacations and more outside play.

During these times it is great to teach children how to remain safe while still enjoying normal activities.