Mission Statement

The Y is a mission-driven, charitable organization in Central Maryland dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Equity Statement

The Y in Central Maryland strives to reflect and celebrate the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We focus our work on ensuring the equity and inclusion of all, with a laser focus on uplifting those who are too often marginalized in our communities. We do this work with humility, recognizing that we must always first start from within. We invite our many stakeholders to join us on this journey and to hold us accountable towards making “For a better us” have real meaning, for all.

For our full statement on equity and inclusion, please CLICK HERE.


Our Vision

The Y will build a more inclusive and connected Central Maryland community in which Y membership  creates a sense of belonging, engagement, empathy, health, and well-being for all. This inclusion and connection will impact people and families more deeply across all of the Y’s points of access. 


Our Commitment

At the Y, we are committed to providing family-oriented, affordable, high quality programs that focus on building inclusive, connected communities through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. 

The Y is a place for everyone. People of all races, ages, faiths, gender, abilities, backgrounds and incomes are embraced and financial assistance is provided to actively engage the entirety of the community.


Our Values

Our programs and services are infused with our four positive character values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We are committed to challenging our members, associates and volunteers to demonstrate these values.


Areas of Focus

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

HEALTHY LIVING: Improving Central Maryland’s health & well-being

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbor