ABOUT OUR Y
THE Y: WHO WE ARE
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities though youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a dedicated association of staff, volunteers, donors, partners and allies, the Tuscarawas County YMCA is steadfast in our mission to build healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities throughout the Tuscarawas County area.
THE Y: WHAT WE STAND FOR
The Tuscarawas County YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three core motivations:
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, we will focus existing programs to [number] children and teens to more clearly cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Because we believe we have a responsibility to make a positive and measurable impact on the community’s health, we will directly leverage a mission centered on the balance of spirit, mind and body to strengthen and expand program offerings that bring families closer together, encourage healthy lifestyles and foster connections with others.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Because we believe in fostering the care and respect all people need and deserve, we will thoughtfully listen and aggressively respond to our community's most critical social needs.
The Tuscarawas County YMCA is committed to enriching the lives of everyone in our community by the development of healthy spirit, mind and body through membership services and programs based on Christian principles and values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
OUR VISION & PROMISE
A sense of belonging, a feeling of trust, a celebration of diversity and a mission of service. The Tuscarawas County YMCA strives to be a place for everyone to belong without judgment, an atmosphere where friendship, love and compassion flourish. Individuals can celebrate who they are and Christian principles can be put into practice daily.
Values: By definition are beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment; a principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable. The Tuscarawas County YMCA uses the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in all our programs.
YMCA CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
CARING: My command is this; love each other as I have loved you
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble…think about such things.
So in everything you do, do to others what you would have them do to you.
Well-done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with few things; I will put you in charge of many things.