Our Cause Defines Us

Today, the Buckeye Valley Family YMCA instills the same values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in its members as it did 131 years ago. Your membership support of the YMCA insures that these values continue to touch all of our members for the next hundred years.

As members of the Buckeye Valley Family YMCA, many of us have our own piece in the Y story. Whether we work out at the YMCA every day, or we grew up participating in YMCA programs as kids, we know how much this organization offers to our community.

The Buckeye Valley Family YMCA continually reaches out to the children, families, and seniors of our community with a wide array of character building programs. We are much more than a fitness facility-we are a community-based, social service organization. The Y offers infant, toddler & preschool care, after-school activities for kids, a teen program, older active adult programming, a senior walking program and warm-water arthritis classes.


For many of the individuals participating in these programs, the Buckeye Valley Family YMCA offers financial aid scholarships. Without the help of financial aid, many people could not afford to take part in our programs. Every year we hold an annual campaign in order to help cover the cost of these scholarships and youth programs. In other words, every contribution to the campaign allows someone, who could otherwise not afford to, take advantage of all that the YMCA has to offer.

Many people mistakenly believe that their membership fees support all of the programs at the YMCA, and, therefore, they do not give any other support. However, membership fees only cover the cost of operating our facilities and programs. The cost of operating many of our social service programs and the scholarships we award are not completely covered by fees. It is only through the generosity of the people who believe that these programs are important to the quality of life in our community that these efforts are possible. We could not keep building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities without your support.


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Our movement is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. 


Volunteers are key to the success of the YMCA. Our staff depends on the talent and the extra hands that make everything we do a little extra special.