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.
- 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.
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.
Stamford Family YMCA at a Glance
|Stamford Family YMCA members||2,000|
|People that use the YMCA facility||3,500|
|Children attending after school programs||215|
|Children receiving free or reduced lunch||90%|
|Children who learn to swim each year||1,000|
|Children attending summer camp||300|
|Populations served who are minority||73%|
|Financial assistance provided by the YMCA||$242,000|
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.