Vision, Values, Mission
We will be the community cornerstone for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Strengthening the Foundation of Our Community
The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow, and thrive.
Throughout our community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change.
Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure, and connected children, families, and communities.
Since its start more than 150 years ago, the YMCA of the USA has been developing a core set of values for all Y’s to follow: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. The YMCA of Greenville & Hunt County is committed to incorporating these values in all our programs. Through the efforts of our dedicated staff, members, donors and volunteers, we hope to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. Most importantly, we believe these values are the key to helping address many of the social and economic problems our community faces today.
Caring means to love others and to be sensitive to their well-being. Caring is represented by the color red, which is associated with a caring heart.
Honesty involves telling the truth and acting in such a way that you are worthy of trust. To be honest is to have integrity, to make sure your choices match your values. Honesty is represented by the color blue, which is associated with the expression true blue.
Respect involves treating others, as you would have them treat you. Respecting others means valuing the worth of every person, including yourself. It is represented by the color yellow, which is associated with the Golden Rule.
Responsibility involves doing what is right, doing what you ought to do. Being responsible means being accountable for your behavior and obligations. Responsibility is represented by the color green, which is associated with the Earth and environmentalism.