ABOUT US

Our Mission
To build a healthy spirit, mind and body based on Christian principles and to improve the quality of life for children, individuals and families in the Ambridge Area, Cornell, Moon Area and Quaker Valley school district communities.

Our Promise to You
We are a TEAM who believes in POSITIVE change for our staff, members and community. At our BEST we do our best to LIFT OTHERS UP. We EMBRACE people where they are and SUPPORT them to become the people they want to be. When we put others first and work as a team, we are UNSTOPPABLE.

We will face CHALLENGES. How we RESPOND defines us. We will come TOGETHER and we will BREATHE DEEPLY. We will TALK IT THROUGH. We will LEARN. We will move FORWARD. We know we won't always SUCCEED, bu know we should always GIVE 100%.

When we are discouraged, we will CELEBRATE the lives we have impacted and know that we MAKE A DIFFERENCE for so many every day.

Our unifying CAUSE is to work together to create LASTING IMPACT by helping others live HEALTHIER LIVES. We build RELATIONSHIPS, we create SMILES and we CHANGE LIVES.

Our Values
Our four core character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility are shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, our interactions with each other, our programs and curriculum and our decision-making at the Sewickley Valley YMCA.

Our Philanthropy
The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.

We believe that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to benefit from YMCA programs and services. Our financial assistance program is central to our mission. When someone loses a job, when medical bills become overwhelming, or when other challenging situations occur, people need the support of the Y. Financial Assistance, supported by the Annual Campaign, offers programs and services of the Y at reduced rates based on low income guidelines to fit the financial situation of individuals in our community. In 2015, the Sewickley Valley YMCA awarded $430,964 to 1,274 individuals and families in need.