We Believe that Together We Create a Stronger Schuylkill County!

When you give to the Schuylkill YMCA, you make a difference. For over 70 years, we’ve been meeting the needs of our community one person a time, one life-changing experience at a time. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and your gift makes a meaningful, enduring impact right here in our county.

We offer multiple ways to meet your personal giving goals:

  • Give to the Y: Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors.
  • Volunteer at the Y: Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.
  • Join the Y Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive.

We Believe in Wise Stewardship

Thanks to a balanced operational structure that allows the Schuylkilll Y to offset fundraising expenses with revenues from membership and programs fees, 100% of contributed dollars go directly to their intended purposes. The structure has been one of the organization’s greatest strengths since its inception.

We Believe in Meaningful Change

The YMCA policy is that no child, adult or family is turned away for inability to pay. We provide tens of thousands of dollars in financial aid every year. When you give to the Y you become part of the fabric of the community through:

  • One strong organization that serves diverse communities with diverse programs throughout the county
  • Partnerships with school districts and partner organizations throughout the county
  • Over 250 children who each year are part of programs as diverse as Youth and Government, early enrichment, healthy eating, swimming, summer camp, and more
  • More than 80 classes and events throughout the year in which our members work toward a healthy life and stronger relationships


We Believe in Making a Difference

Each year, hundreds of volunteers throughout our community contribute their time to the local Y. More than 200 people come through our doors every day and over 50 staff work to provide services year-round. A gift you make today, right now online, is a crucial part of making the promise come true: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility right now, and for years to come, here in Schuylkill County.

Giving Back and Providing Support to Our Neighbors.

We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That's why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities.

Community Services

At the Y, building a strong community begins at home. The Schuylkill Y helps young people develop cultural competencies, diverse populations connect to the community, and individuals gain access to life-changing resources and support. As an interconnected community network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger.

Social Services

To bring about meaningful change, people need ongoing encouragement and tools. The YMCA is here day-in and day-out to provide the resources every community needs to address the most pressing social issues, including child welfare, education and public health. The Y works both nationally and here at home to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.

Volunteering and Giving

The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.