About Us

Our Cause Defines Us

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why 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. 

Our Strength is in Community

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change. 

The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.

The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.

The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change.

 

HISTORY

The YMCA in the United States

Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate—from influencing our nation’s culture during times of profound social change to the individual support we provide an adult learning to read.

By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.

Here’s a glance at our rich history, and a snapshot of our many successes over the last 160 years on behalf of the individuals and communities we are privileged to serve.

THE FAMILY YMCA OF GREATER LAURENS was established in 1969 and serves the Greater Laurens County area. We’re more than a place.  We’re a cause.

In addition to the heart-pumping workouts you may know us for, the Y offers heart-filled help as a nonprofit focused on strengthening community. We help kids, adults and families from all walks of life reach their goals and contribute to solutions that improve communities. Through programs and services like diabetes prevention, afterschool tutoring, volunteering, vocational training and more, the Y provides people with endless opportunities to achieve more.