OUR OPERATING MODEL
THE Y: WHO WE ARE
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities though youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a dedicated association of staff, volunteers, donors, partners and allies, the Bloomsburg Area YMCA is steadfast in our mission to build healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, seniors and families.
THE Y: WHAT WE STAND FOR
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three core motivations:
- FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, we will focus existing programs on children and teens to more clearly cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
- FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Because we believe we have a responsibility to make a positive and measurable impact on the community’s health, we will directly leverage a mission centered on the balance of spirit, mind and body to strengthen and expand program offerings that bring families closer together, encourage healthy lifestyles and foster connections with others.
- FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Because we believe in fostering the care and respect all people need and deserve, we will thoughtfully listen and aggressively respond to our communities’ most critical social needs.
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven, non-profit, charitable organization committed to enrich all segments of the community in spirit, mind and body. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA promotes participation by all individuals regardless of religion, race, culture, income, age, ability or gender. Our facilities, programming and activities focus on developing self-confidence, leadership and ethics in our youth, promote healthy lifestyle principles and the prevention of chronic diseases, and are socially responsible for building a better community by fostering a greater appreciation for human and cultural diversity.
THE BLOOMSBURG AREA YMCA RESPONDS TO COMMUNITY NEEDS
FOR ALL PERSONS: WE WELCOME ALL INCOMES, AGES AND ABILITIES
Our YMCA provides opportunities in the form of programs and services to over 14,000 people in diverse communities within the Bloomsburg community. We bring together young and old, men and women, people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.
In 2017, we provided over $26,393.77 in financial assistance to youth, families, and seniors for membership and programming.
All individuals who received financial assistance could not otherwise afford them.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
Mentoring Our Children: Hundreds of local kids are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
We currently serve 1,000 members, with 1 out of every 5 members being children and youth.
To combat pediatric obesity the Bloomsburg Area YMCA now offers our Healthy Fit Club at NO CHARGE to kids in 1st – 5th Grades. We didn’t do it alone. Our Healthy Fit Club is sponsored by Geisinger Health Plan, the United Way of Columbia & Montour County, and the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation. Healthy Fit Club has 31 participants as of February 1, 2018.
Research shows that children who participate in preschool and afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and have greater self-confidence. We are seeing impact daily with our 27 children in our preschool and 51 kids in our afterschool programming.
Engaging Our Seniors: Seniors at the YMCA experience a strong sense of belonging and a network of friends who provide supportive communities for sustained health and well-being.
The Bloomsburg YMCA currently serves 462 seniors. We provide senior programs including fitness classes, recreation and special events specifically to meet the needs of people over the age of 62.
Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.
Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.
The Y is here for our community:
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA serves over 600 families in our community!
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA provides over 40 wellness classes each week to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes!
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA helps teach values and teamwork to over 200 children in our Y-care, preschool, and sport leagues, swim team, and gymnastics program.
Give the Y a Try!
Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
HOURS OF OPERATION
UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way