YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

About the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Who We Are

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other.

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Cause

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Core Values

Our core values are shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making.

Caring | Show a sincere concern for others
Honesty | Be truthful in what you say and do
Respect | Treat each other as we’d all like to be treated
Responsibility | Be accountable for your promises and actions

Areas of Impact

Areas of Impact

We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. That’s why we focus our work in three key areas that are fundamental to strengthening community.

Youth Development

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

Adventure Guides | Child Watch | Before & After School Care | Outdoor Education | Out-of-School Time Camp | Overnight Summer Camp Summer Day Camp | Teen Enrichment and Leadership | Youth Sports

Healthy Living

Improving individual and community well-being

Exercise is Medicine | FitCrew | Fitness Center | Group Exercise Classes | Personal Training | LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA | Silver Sneakers | Swimming Pools

Social Responsibility

Providing support and inspiring action in our communities

Feeding Program | Financial Assistance | Foster Care Benefit Program | Military Welcome Center | Safety Around Water | Togetherhood®

Our History

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City was formed in May of 1889, three weeks after the Oklahoma Land Run. In those days, the Y’s purpose was to provide a source of strength and positive influence for young men who had traveled far from their families to make a new life for themselves.

Today, we provide programs, services and solutions to address our communities’ most critical issues and have expanded to 14 branches, two program centers, 25 community-based program sites and an overnight camp. Financial assistance, feeding programs, teaching kids to swim, teen leadership programs, providing before and after school care and offering fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment and group exercise classes are just a some of the ways the Y provides for the community.

Global Inclusion, Diversity & Equity at the YMCA

The Y Believes

The Y is focused on addressing the most critical need of our community and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for all. We believe access, inclusion, and engagement advance the Y’s continued impact as a cause-driven organization. We are guided by the Christian principles of caring, honesty and responsibility for all. 

The Y Commitment

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together, we are committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation, can reach their full potential with dignity. Together, we are committed to embracing diversity in all its forms. 

The Y GIDE Vision

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is a place where all stakeholders experience multicultural inclusivity, the promotion of equity and a genuine sense of belonging FOR ALL.