Guthrie's YMCA making an impact on kids!

Tell us about your organization.

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

At the Y, 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 communities, 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.

What is one thing that makes your organization great?

The Y's four core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We challenge our members and participants to believe in and behave according to these values. Our core values unite us as a movement with a common cause. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making.

Why is Guthrie a great community to be a part of?

The Guthrie YMCA raised over $42,000 for the 2019 Annual Support Campaign. This money was donated to the Guthrie Y by people who live in Guthrie or have strong ties to the Guthrie Y. These funds are given out to individuals who may not be able to afford a membership or participation in our programs. To feel the support this community offers the Y has been a blessing.

Why is your company a part of the Chamber?

We are a part of the Chamber because we love to make meaningful connections and build relationships within our community.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Since today is the first official day of Summer Day Camp, it would have to be watching our camp kids play dodgeball!