For your development
For healthy living
For social responsibility
Your community needs your help. For more than 130 years, the Old Colony YMCA has helped the community through a myriad of health and social services programs. Last year, the Old Colony YMCA served more than 144,000 individuals across its network of programs and provided more than $10 million in aid to the community. While impressive, the work we did this past year is not nearly as important as the work we are doing today. And the work we do today won’t be nearly as important as the work we do tomorrow.
The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on supporting young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.
Our core values are caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—they guide everything we do.
At the Y, our purpose is to strengthen community. We strive to live up to our purpose every day, working side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we believe that we’re stronger when we work together for the greater good.
The Y is made up of people of all ages, from every walk of life, working side-by-side to strengthen communities. Together, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.
Each year, community and business leaders, parents, teens and individuals give back through volunteerism at Old Colony Y. Volunteers help support our community's most pressing needs through a focus of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.