About the YMCA of Lincoln

About the YMCA of Lincoln

About Us

About Us
About Us

The Y's Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

The Y's Cause

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why we focus our work in three areas:

  • Youth Development—nurturing the potential of every child and teen
  • Healthy Living—improving the nation's health and well-being
  • Social Responsibility—giving back and providing the support to our neighbors

Our cause defines us. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The Y's Beliefs

We believe that when we devote our full strength to the Y's mission and cause, work in partnership with others and build on our history of innovation, we can address the most pressing issues of our time unlike any organization. 

  • We believe all people have potential.
  • We believe active and connected families make for active and connected communities.
  • We believe in a holistic approach to development, promoting healthy spirit, mind and body. 
  • We believe that in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all. 
  • We believe in honoring our mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self. 

  

President's Welcome

President's Welcome
President's Welcome

President's Letter

Welcome to the Lincoln YMCA! 

We are an association of people dedicated to enriching lives. After you have had an opportunity to look at us online, come visit us in real life... we welcome the opportunity to get to know you.

The YMCA was formed to provide for the safe and healthy development of young people. We also focus on teen and family membership services, as well as developmental program opportunities, such as youth sports, camping and community service. Our staff integrates the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into all activities and programs.

Many of the programs you see at the Lincoln YMCA would not be possible without our program volunteers such as program instructors, youth coaches, and mentors. These volunteers allow us to expand into areas that otherwise could not be offered. The Lincoln YMCA has a reputation for its dedicated policy volunteers committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure a strong YMCA.

The Lincoln YMCA is well known locally and nationally for delivering premier service and creatively collaborating with other community agencies. As we strive for excellence in this new millennium, we seek opportunities to continue to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

See you at the YMCA,

Barbara A. Bettin
President/CEO

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus
Areas of Focus

We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

Youth Development

All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of adults who care about them and believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development.

Healthy Living

Health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all backgrounds improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger Lincoln.

Social Responsibility

With our doors open to all, we work every day to connect people from all backgrounds across Lincoln and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures
Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

  •     The Y is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  •     The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
  •     In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,600 YMCAs with approximately 20,000 full-time staff members and 500,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.
  •     The Y engages 9 million youth and 12 million adults in 10,000 communities across the U.S.
  •     Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 124 countries.  Y's across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs around the world.
  •     Members, staff and volunteers of the Y include men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life.
  •     The Y is accessible to all people.  Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.
  •     The Y is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility

Annual Report

Annual Report
Annual Report

Learn more about how we bring our focus areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility to life.

Click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.