What we do
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.
Benefit to the Community
The Y undoubtedly changes lives. Beyond the calculations that show over $54 million dollars of free programs delivered to New Yorkers, the 500,000 people touched by the Y in each year have had life changing experiences in our youth development, healthy living or community development activities.
Areas of Focus
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, therefore, we focus our program delivery to NYC children and teens so they cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and enhanced educational achievement.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
The Y enjoys the capacity and the scale to make a positive and measurable impact upon New York City’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.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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.
ADA Compliance Officers
Individuals with disabilities may request a workplace accommodation, a modification to a program, policy or practice, or auxiliary aids or services by contacting a Branch ADA Compliance Officer as noted below. Individuals with disabilities also have the option of contacting the Branch Program Director in person or by calling the YMCA Branch’s main telephone number at 815.223.7904 and asking for the Program Director, Ben Fogle.
Illinois Valley YMCA ADA Compliance Officer;
Manager: David Potthoff, CEO; 815.223.7904 Ext. 15