SERVE from YMCA on Vimeo.



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

Coming up on a year now that the pandemic has forced widespread closures, and caused humanitarian and economic crises, YMCAs across the United States have taken the opportunity to support their communities in a new way.

When we talk to young people about civic engagement, the messages often sound like this:

“One day you will be old enough to vote, and it’s your civic duty to do so.”

“Bring in that extra coat for our school drive!”

“When you are older, you’ll be able to do more.”

JOIN US for Children’s Advocacy Week, February 1 - 5, 2021

New partnership with Lexington Parks and Recreation will provide additional virtual learning space for children at Dunbar Community Center