The Y Movement
The YMCA is the largest, nonprofit community service organization in America. It is at the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns across nations, and works to meet the health and social service needs of more than 12.9 million men, women and children annually.
But you might also be surprised to learn how the Y has served continually, consistently, for more than 150 years—through wartime, the Depression, the civil rights movement—and that one of our leaders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. Did you know that the Y invented basketball, volleyball and racquetball? Or that the organization has been on the leading edge of swim instruction, childcare and youth camps?
To learn more about how the Y movement has continually found creative solutions to community issues, check out Y-USA history here.
The Texas YMCA's have a long history of service to Texans. To check out other Texas YMCA's please click this link to our state alliance.