Our Cause Defines Us
The Putnam County Family YMCA is a dynamic association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of our youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause and our programs are always based on the needs and interests of our communities.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The YMCA is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility that promote strong families, character values, youth leadership, community development and international understanding. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grown and thrive by providing supportive and inclusive environments that nurture the well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
We have five core character development values that are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, our interactions with each other, our programs and curriculum and our decision-making: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Faith.
Every year, over 400 volunteers and staff members will actively go into the community during our annual Annual Giving Campaign to raise the dollars needed to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, ability level, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Financial assistance funded by Partners with Youth donations keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us most and provides programs that are responding to pressing community needs. 100% of all donations go directly toward providing life-changing experiences that will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in our Upper Cumberland community.
Because our mission is to serve ALL people, financial assistance is made available to any individual or family who wants to participate in a YMCA program or activity, but cannot afford the fee. Annual Giving Campaign helps our Y live its mission every day.