Where Lives Change

Our Mission, Vision, and The Future

Since 1868, the Stamford Family YMCA has made its mission to provide the community with a safe nurturing environment for children and teens to reach their potential; adults to create healthier lifestyles; and neighbors to support each other and give back to the community.

Bringing the Community Together

Each year, the Stamford Family YMCA has welcomed over 2,000 members and another 3,500 community members to use its facility. These include:

  • Our swim team participants
  • Summer Campers
  • Fitness enthusiasts

We believe that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, should have the opportunity to achieve their potential through our programs and services, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay.

Programs that make a difference

Our programs are offered in our facility or around the community, expanding our reach.  Our Y is open 7 days a week beginning at 5AM to facilitate the needs of our members and community.

For Our Youth

We believe every child deserves a positive environment they can thrive in to improve their physical fitness / self-esteem / self-confidence.  We offer programs, including:

  • The LEAD After School Program
  • Summer Camp
  • Various sports, dance, and fitness classes
Over 1,000 children each year have learned to swim in our pool – that’s 147,000 in total!

For Our Adults

Physical fitness and nutrition is important at any ace, which entails:

  • Exercise and Aquatic programs
  • Fitness consultations
  • Nutrition programs
  • Sports leagues
Programs are scheduled throughout the day, “before / after work” and “during lunch” hours offering an opportunity to take a class or use the gym.

Stamford Family YMCA at a Glance

For over 147 years the Stamford Family YMCA has served the local community. Here are a few facts and figures from 2013:
Stamford Family YMCA members2,000
People that use the YMCA facility3,500
Children attending after school programs215
Children receiving free or reduced lunch90%
Children who learn to swim each year1,000
Children attending summer camp300
Populations served who are minority73%
Financial assistance provided by the YMCA$242,000

Our Community

It’s always important to give back to the community that gives to you. To bring the community together, we promote member-to-member mentorship programs and encourage our teens to perform at least 30 hours of community service each year through the United Way Project or Teen Soup Kitchen volunteering.

It’s all thanks to you, our donors

Through your funding, we are able to continue our mission of encouraging youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Thanks to your charitable donations, the Stamford Family YMCA can expand the LEAD After School program, summer camps, and early childhood classes, and provide more space for the growing needs of our community.

How can I help

A gift to the YMCA is limitless

When you give to the Y, you are funding life changing programs that help thousands of children, adults, and families in Stamford to learn, grow, and thrive. Please contact the Y at 203-357-7000 for more details.

Become a member today

Join the Y and become part of our family. As a member of the Stamford Y, you have full access to a fitness center, group exercise classes, swimming, and the gymnasium.

Support us as a volunteer

Y volunteers give men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of the life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

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