The YMCA’s mission is our reason for being, and the YMCA’s cause is our mission in action – a promise to do everything in our movement’s considerable power to enrich the common good and make life better for individuals, families and our community. At the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and our community, we must be focused and accountable. That’s why we focus our work in three key areas that are fundamental to strengthening community: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

When you join the YMCA, you are not only joining a health facility – you are joining a health movement. Each and every day, people just like you turn to the Y for the wellbeing of their spirit, mind and body. When people come together, the world becomes better.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to enhancing the spirit, mind, and body of all persons through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The YMCA in North Dakota

For over 130 years, the YMCA has been a community cornerstone in North Dakota, bringing health, wellness and connection to those we serve. From the beginning, we have created safe and welcoming places to belong, where individuals can foster their full potential and have access to amenities that support their physical and mental fitness.

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