About the Y

We are an inclusive non-profit 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. At the Y, people from all backgrounds build connections through fitness, sports and shared interests.

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest.

Our Mission

The Juniata Valley YMCA is a non-profit association committed to a mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Our Cause

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. 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 and grow. The Y is committed to strengthening communities—it’s what we have been doing for more than 160 years. At the Y, we view participation in our programs and services as a means to a greater end. We hope to tell our story to help more kids reach their potential, help more families and individuals achieve better health outcomes, and encourage everyone to get involved and make their community a better place.

Our Areas of Focus

Youth Development: Nurturing the Potential of Every Child and Teen

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's Y, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Healthy Living: Improving the Nation's Health and Well-Being

In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Social Responsibility: Giving Back and Providing Support to Our Neighbors

The Y has been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for 104 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, hundreds of volunteers, donors, leaders and partners are empowering our neighbors to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.