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Valley of the Sun YMCA


About Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, born before Arizona became a state. We serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities. We are a values based organization.

Our Mission:

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

Our Values:

Many options exist for fitness, sports, youth activities, camps, childcare, and social service. The YMCA is unique in that our 4 core values are integrated into all of our programs:

  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Youth Development:

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen through programs that include; childcare, educational programs, sports, activities, summer day camps, overnight camps, swim programs, teen leadership programs, events, clubs and volunteering programs.

Healthy Living:

Improving our community’s health and well-being by offering support, guidance, resources, facilities and expertise.

Social Responsibility:

Inspiring hope, creating new opportunities for success, and meaningfully changing futures through initiatives in education, health, character building, vocational training, mentoring, financial aid, and cultural understanding.

Our Leadership:

Our Board of Directors is committed to carrying out the mission and values of the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Please click here to view our Metro Board of Directors.

Our Executive Staff runs the day-to-day business of the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Please click here to view our Executive Staff.


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The Y is for EVERYONE. Our programs, services and initiatives: enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic and SO MUCH MORE.