THE Y: WHO WE ARE
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities though youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a dedicated association of staff, volunteers, donors, partners and allies, the Dickson County Family YMCA is steadfast in our mission to build healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities throughout the Dickson County area. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net
THE Y: WHAT WE STAND FOR
The Dickson County Family YMCA will make accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three core motivations:
1. FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, we will focus developing programs for children and teens to more clearly cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
2. FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Because we believe we have a responsibility to make a positive and measurable impact on the community’s health, we will directly leverage a mission centered on the balance of spirit, mind and body to strengthen and expand program offerings that bring families closer together, encourage healthy lifestyles and foster connections with others.
3. FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Because we believe in fostering the care and respect all people need and deserve, we will thoughtfully listen and aggressively respond to our communities’ most critical social needs.