Mission Impact

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The Itasca County Family YMCA responds to community needs by…

Serving people of all incomes, ages and abilities

The mission of the Itasca County Family YMCA is to strengthen ourselves, families and communities by promoting growth in spirit, mind and body.

We served more than 6000 people in diverse communities within Itasca County. We bring together young and old, men and women, people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Scholarships, subsidies and outreach provide critical access to low-income families.

We provided $89,902 in financial assistance and subsidies for 1,136 children, youth and families to participate in YMCA programs and membership.

Serving vulnerable populations in our community
  • Children: Our YMCA serves 4467 members -- 27% of those members are children and youth. The YMCA provides a wide range of activities to foster healthy, productive children, including a youth center, youth tutoring center, youth sports, youth & family special events. All youth activities incorporate the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.
  • Low Income Families: We are one of the largest providers of affordable child care in the community. We offer high-quality child care to working families, and financial assistance is available.
  • Elderly: One of the fastest growing segments of our membership is members over 60 years of age. We provide a free, drop-in senior center with meals available two days each week, specialized fitness programs, social activities and events to assist seniors in continuing to live full and healthy lives.

Mobilizing community resources to meet community needs

Promoting healthy lifestyles to prevent obesity

Health Crisis/Childhood Obesity: Our YMCA has a longstanding dedication to provide programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We continue this commitment today by engaging and supporting children and all health seekers – individuals of all ages who wish to pursue a healthy lifestyle. We are the leaders in the Get Fit Initiative to create a healthier Itasca County.