With a focus on Youth Development, healthy living and social responsibility, strengthening communities is our cause. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. 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 be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Your support helps the Y deliver our commitment:


  • To nuture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs or foundational skills and values in our child care programs
  • To improve the nation's health and well-being through combating obesity and chronic disease by providing support and resources people need to make positive changes
  • To give back and support our neighbors by empowering people with the resources to improve their lives. The Y connects and contributes to the community through its youth and teen programs helping to teach them valuable life skills that will enrich their lives.
  • To offer programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance.



         2014 YMCA of Pawtucket Board of Directors

Mission Statement
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build character and
promote a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.



Our Mission
The mission of the YMCA of Pawtucket, Inc. as part of a world wide fellowship, to provide services and activities which help people regardless of age, sex, race, or religion, to develop in mind, body and spirit; to recognize and fulfill their responsibilities to the family, the community and each other; and to improve their health and life-styles. In keeping with its mission the YMCA's goals are:

Health Enhancement
Provide a comprehensive quality program of health and fitness services that will enhance healthy life styles in the community

Lifetime Skills Development
Provide a comprehensive developmental program to enhance the learning experiences of children

Strengthening The Family
Provide a broad range program of services to enhance family participation, parent-child relationship and Family unity


Read Our Communities Newsletter


Summer 2012






America's Haven: The YMCA at 150

This video, produced in 2001 for broadcast by The History Channel, outlines the first 150 years of the YMCA's history in the United States. Viewing time for each part is about 7 to 10 minutes. You can also explore an online timeline of YMCA history.

Watch the 5 Part Video Series Hosted by the University of Minnesota


Member of the State Alliance of Rhode Island YMCAs

YMCAs in the state of Rhode Island are committed to working together advocating legislation supporting the development of Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities. Rhode Island YMCAs are particularly focused on the issue of quality, safe, and affordable child care for all who need it. Additionally, YMCAs in the state are concerned with the growing number of sedentary children. We know that inactivity leads to young people becoming overweight and obese. Rhode Island Ys are working hard to provide educational and program activities aimed at helping young people make better food choices and lead more active lives.

Visit the State Alliance of Rhode Island YMCA's Website

Learn More About the YMCA Rebranding its Logo


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More Information about the History of the YMCA