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Work for the Y

When you work for the Y, it’s felt each time a neighbor makes a healthy choice, when a caring adult mentors a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.

Group Classes

From low-impact exercise, stretching, and strength training to indoor cycling, yoga, and aquatics classes, the Y has an option to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

Before and After School Care

The YMCA before and after school programs provide an environment where children can easily make friends, be part of a group, meet physical challenges, and know that they are liked, respected, and appreciated. 

Zoo Swap

Your YMCA membership brings an extra benefit this September! Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy unlimited visits to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk from September 1–30, 2022. 

Youth and Government

Youth and Government™ is a teen program that introduces teens to speech and debate and how it can be used to transform their community. 

Preschool Care

The Y will enhance your child's natural desire to learn. Your child's daily experience will include fun, warmth, security, exploring, and discovery.

At the Y, We Prevent Drowning

Because of the generosity of our donors, the Y has programs in place that save lives. Hear how the Rose family has a new sense of confidence around water after participating in the Y's Safety Around Water programs.

At the Y, We Help Kids Succeed

The YMCA's Bright Beginnings program does more than give children school supplies and clothing. It helps build confidence and shows children that people in their community care about them.

At the Y, We Prepare Teens for Life

The YMCA provides a safe environment for teens to be themselves, lift others, feel valued, and learn important leadership skills. Hear Ethan's story about how the YMCA's teen programs have helped him.

At the Y, We Help People Grow Healthier in Spirit, Mind, and Body

The YMCA provides a fun, comfortable environment for all to reach their wellness goals. Staying healthy at any stage in life is essential. Hear Jose's story about how the Y played a pivotal role in his well-being and recovery.

Our 2021 Impact

36278
Kids participated in programs.
4027
Participants gained confidence in and around the water.
749832
People led a healthier lifestyle by coming to the Y.
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Teens involved in YMCA programs.

Give to the Y

When you give to the Y, you support programs and services that help kids succeed, prevent drowning, prepare teens for life and help people grow healthier in spirit, mind, and body. The Y is needed now more than ever to meet the evolving needs of our community.