Welcome to the Y
The Y is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
For more than 85 years, the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA has contributed to the lives of thousands of people of all ages, races, religions, and economic backgrounds. We are a non profit charitable organization like few others in the area. At the Y, we have the unique opportunity to touch the lives of infants, children, adults and seniors throughout the Southwest Michigan community.
The Y nurtures the potential of every person we encounter. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through our local presence and global reach, we mobilize our local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change through community partnerships, our program offerings and the collective strength of our volunteers and staff.
We're a cause driven organization for YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
OUR YMCA MISSION
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Driving Social Responsibility
The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.