About Us

At the Y, we strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We engage 6,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the county’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Rooted in the Lawrence County community for 145 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. 

We want to engage more people like you in our work! Whether you are a member, volunteer, supporter or advocate, you play a vital role in strengthening our community.

OUR FOCUS

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

We nurture the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they really are and what they can achieve. Through the Y, youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

HEALTHY LIVING

We work to improve the health and well-being of our community. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, thousands of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We give back and support our neighbors. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through local services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.