Albany Area YMCA

Mission and Vision


It is the YMCA mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

It is our vision to impact and change lives for the better through programs that educate and encourage physical fitness and personal and community well-being as a Christian-principled, financially sound, not-for-profit, charitable organization.

All programs and services of the Albany Area YMCA will be developed and implemented in such a way to guide us to the successful realization of our vision.


Your Albany Area YMCA is not just a local gym. It's a place for the community to come together. It’s a movement of thousands of people making positive changes in their lives and their community. The YMCA serves people from various walks of life, strengthening spirit, mind, and body and improving physical well-being in a healthy and friendly environment. The YMCA is Albany’s premier provider of family health and wellness.

STRENGTHENING LIVES through our Areas of Focus and Character Values

At the YMCA, we strengthen the communities of Dougherty and Lee Counties by providing programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Every Y program, especially those programs designed for youth, incorporate the four YMCA character values of Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, and Respect.