The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga now serves approximately 60,000 members each year. Nationwide, America's 2,594 YMCAs serve more than 20.1 million people. YMCAs are the heart of community life in the U.S. In fact, 42 million families and 72 million households are located within 3 miles of a Y.

Who We Are

The Y is a leading nonprofit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Community is our cause. For 148 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga has worked to bring people of all backgrounds together to bridge gaps in our community and strengthen its foundation – one child, one family, one individual at a time.

Our Mission

At its core, the mission of the Y is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  We are more than just a swim and gym.

2020 ANNUAL REPORT 

Strengthening Community

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Youth Development
At the Y, nothing is more important than fostering children's potential. Every year, the Y impacts thousands of children and teens through various programs and activities that provide them with meaningful experiences.
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Healthy Living
The Y has always been the go-to health & fitness place for people of all ages. Today we offer a wide range of healthy living and fitness programs designed for all levels and ages.
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Social Responsibility
The Y is for everyone. That’s why we offer financial assistance for those who cannot afford the full cost of our programs and services. As a nonprofit, volunteers and donors make our mission possible. When we all come together for the community, we are stronger.

Areas of Focus

At the Y, we believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. We measure success by how well we engage communities in our three areas of impact.

Our Mission

The Y is a leading nonprofit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. 

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Our Impact

700000
Healthy meals prepared & served in 2019
30000
Youth & Teens impacted through various programs
7100
Youth attended Summer Day Camp/Camp Ocoee
3000
Children taught to swim through Y Swim Lessons or Safety Aro...