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With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, strengthening communities is our cause. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. 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 be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

When you give to the Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families right here in our community to learn, grow and thrive.

Your support helps the Y deliver on our commitment:

  • To nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs, or foundational skills and values in our child care programs
  • To improve the nation’s health and well-being through combating obesity and chronic disease by providing the support and resources people need to make positive change
  • To give back and support our neighbors by empowering people with the resources to improve their lives and connect and contribute to the community, such as with job training, housing, newcomer services and opportunities to advocate for social change
  • To offer programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance

Did you know…

  • There are an estimated 110,000 visits to the JV YMCA annually (members and guests).
  • Annually, members log in excess of 6000 visits to the JV YMCA each month.
  • There are more than 100 sessions or programs offered a the JV YMCA annually.
  • More than 200 kids attended Healthy Kids Day annually.
  • The Juniata Valley YMCA’s economic impact is estimated to be over $700,000 annually.

The YMCA mission in action, embracing the commitment to…

Improve Lives - Currently over 2600 local citizens, including youth, adults and seniors, enhance their health through active involvement at the Juniata Valley YMCA.

Children and Youth - More than 524 Youth under the age of 18 engage in a wealth of enriching YMCA activities.

Families - Serving over 396 family units, the JV YMCA is helping to strengthen families, connect them with community resources and reinforce Christian principles and responsible citizenship.

Health & Well-Being - On average, 48,500 visits are logged in the Wellness Center per year and more than 32,500 visits are recorded for the aquatic programs.

Communities - Through the Open Door Policy, support from the United Way and contributions from YMCA members and others, the YMCA is accessible to all.

Scholarship History—enabling access

  • 2005, 256 members received financial assistance totaling $36,000.
  • 2007, 333 members received financial assistance totaling $46,100.
  • 2008, 446 members received financial assistance totaling $63,780.
  • 2009, financial assistance to members surpassed $65,000.
  • Financial assistance is now greater than $70,000 for the community.

 

The Juniata Valley YMCA’s reach and impact is evident in the lives touched by its programs each year. At every stage of life, the Juniata Valley YMCA is here to help children, families, seniors and individuals reach their full potential, and to do so in a caring, supportive and Christian environment.