Memphis YMCA Programs

The Young Men's Christian Association (commonly known as "YMCA" or in the USA "the Y") is a worldwide organization with a strong presence in the United States and Memphis.

In 1844 the organization was founded in London, England by Sir George Williams, put Christian principles into practice, achieved by developing "a healthy spirit, mind, and body."

All YMCA programs have a strong importance on the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. These core values were adopted formally by the YMCA of the United States in the early 1990s. They were developed to help teach children right from wrong.

Each of the core values has a color that is connected to it in order to help people remember them. Caring is associated with red, honesty with blue, responsibility with green and respect with yellow.

Youth and parents can get involved in activities that are both academic and athletic as well as religious. Organizations use facilities to help participants achieve the mission. Some learn, some enjoy physical activity, and some take part in other programs.

Get involved with your local Memphis program.



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