FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
The Salina Family YMCA has been serving our community since 1886.
Originally located in downtown Salina, the Y offered many needed programs in the area. Soon our services grew too big for our facility, and we broke ground on building a new facility; the same one we are currenlty in today. Since then, many renovations and updates have taken place to provide programs, but our mission has always remained the same - to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Y’s Purpose
The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on supporting young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y’s Values
Our core values are caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—they guide everything we do.
The Y’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Y is made up of people of all ages, from every walk of life, working side-by-side to strengthen communities. Together, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.
The Y’s Culture
At the Y, our purpose is to strengthen community. We strive to live up to our purpose every day, working side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we believe that we’re stronger when we work together for the greater good. We are: Welcoming: We’re open to all. We create spaces where you can be, belong and become. Genuine: We value who you are and encourage you to be true to yourself and others. Nurturing: We’re with you on your journey to develop your full potential. Hopeful: We believe in your ability to create positive change in our community and in the world. Determined: We’re on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you!