The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, therefore, we focus our program delivery to the Illinois Valley’s children and teens so they cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and enhanced educational achievement.
The Y enjoys the capacity and the scale to make a positive and measurable impact upon Illinois Valley’s health and well-being. We recognize our unique responsibility by offering programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, bond families closer together, and strengthen connection with others.
As we have for more than 160 years, we continue to listen and respond to our communities’ most critical social needs, with a focus on the Illinois Valley’s most vulnerable citizens and underserved populations.