The Shawnee YMCA has been serving the Shawnee Community and surrounding area since 1903. We are more than a gym. We are a cause driven organization.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Y's four core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We challenge our members and participants to believe in and behave according to these values. Our core values unite us as a movement with a common cause. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making.
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.
We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.
Defining Our Areas of Focus
- 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 support to our neighbors.