At the Y, we believe all kids have potential and should have the opportunity to discover who they are, express themselves, and be nurtured in all their possibility. We believe the values and skills learned early on are important building blocks for life that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking an interest in learning and making smarter life choices. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and wellbeing.Being healthy means more than just being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.
The Y has been listening and responding to the most critical social needs of our communities since 1844. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 500,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people in the U.S. and around the world to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
The Greater Valley YMCA is one Y association with six branches. For over 100 years, we have made tangible differences in the communities of Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Forks, Nazareth, those comprising the Slate Belt region and the Lehigh Valley as a whole. While merging has made us better able to meet community needs, each Y retains its own unique character and exists to serve the people closest to it. Come visit our branch closest to you.
The Greater Valley YMCA is committed to changing lives across our community. At each of our six separate but united branches, we teach the values of living healthy lifestyles, strengthen the family unit and help youngsters and adults feel good about themselves, developing in them a sense of dignity and self-worth. We serve the entire community, from the young child just learning to swim to the active older adult seeking the social, recreational and physical activities the Y offers. Community members are served regardless of age, race, sex, religious affiliation or ability to pay. Membership fees are reasonable and several payment options are provided, as is financial assistance.
Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, the Greater Valley YMCA has updated the fitness equipment at four of its branches, and additionally the Suburban North YMCA branch has undergone significant renovations. The Y knows that for many members of the community, our Wellness Centers are an important part of the holistic effort of a maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The refresh is part of an on-going effort to offer the best experience possible in each of our branches.
Nationwide Celebration Of Afterschool Programs Lehigh Valley, PA, October 5, 2016 – On Thursday, October 20, 2016, children, parents, business and community leaders will come together at a Lights On Afterschool celebration at several of our branches to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to […]
Greater Valley YMCA Day Campers Seek Sun and Fun Lehigh Valley, PA, June 28, 2016 – On Wednesday, July 13, over 600 summer day camp kids from across the Lehigh Valley will gather together at the Nazareth Borough Park, for a day of healthy fun in the sun. Kids from the Allentown YMCA & YWCA, […]