The YMCA puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The Y provides youth development programs before and after school in six Kalamazoo Public School sites and seven Portage Public School sites, prepares early learners for kindergarten, and promotes the benefits and love of lifelong physical activity to hundreds of children in our tennis, aquatics, and sports programs.

Healthy living becomes real at the Y for people of all ages. Programs focused on seniors help them reclaim or maintain their health with better balance, relief from arthritis restrictions, and social interaction. Encouraging all members to be active, to practice proper nutrition, and maintain healthy relationships is the core of our healthy living programs.

We are building a stronger community through supporting charitable givingvolunteerism, and advocacy for healthy living and youth development. We enable people from all walks of life and neighborhoods to come together at the Y for a common cause and to build healthier relationships.

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION: The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo is proud to be an association made up of people from every walk of life, working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, income, faith, sexual orientation, or cultural background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest and is celebrated as a valued part of our community.