YMCA Impact

Our Impact

For a Better Community. For a Better Us.

Throughout Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain and Monument, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region serves more than 125,000 people in the community, with over 1,000 dedicated and mission-focused staff members and volunteers at eight Y Family Centers, 20 before-and-after school sites, four outdoor pools, three metro district recreation centers and a year-round resident camp and conference center at Camp Shady Brook in Deckers, CO.

We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. From exercise to education, volleyball to volunteering, swim lessons to scholarships, the Y is here for all. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies - it strengthens our community.

Positive Effects Are Felt Every Day

The Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world.

With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body, our impact is felt every day. 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. By nurturing the potential of children and teens, 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.

Youth Development

  • The YMCA provides programs and services to almost 51,000 local youth and teens
  • Over 11,000 children participate in YMCA swim lessons and water safety classes every year
  • Over 3,000 children participate in Y-Active where they learn the value of a healthy lifestyle
  • Almost 2,000 youth and teens had a life-changing experience at Camp Shady Brook
  • Over 11,000 children developed skills and learned the value of sportsmanship through YMCA youth sports

Family Stability

  • Over 16,000 families and children under the age of 18 are involved in programs and activities at the YMCA annually
  • Almost 20,000 weeks of safe and licensed before and after school child care is provided to local children
  • Every year, over 12,000 local military personnel, spouses and children are served through military family outreach programs of the Armed Services YMCA
  • The YMCA provides at least $1.3 million of financial assistance and program subsidy to help ensure that lower-income youth, teens and families can participate in YMCA programs and services

Strengthening Community

  • Through initiatives such as Activate America and Pioneering Healthy Communities, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is providing leadership and resources to address critical health issues facing our community
  • For over 139 years, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been a leader in providing innovative responses that address community issues
  • In one year, the YMCA involves almost 108,000 local people in programs that enhance their spirit, challenge their minds, and strengthen their bodies
  • Through the leadership of over 1,700 local volunteers, the YMCA delivers programs to all segments of the community in the most cost-effective manner possible
  • The YMCA focuses on how we can better serve the 60% of our community who need support in achieving their wellness goals
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Proud Sponsors & Partners

Penrose-St. Francis YoungLife City of Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Area PeakRadar.com Childrens_Hospital_Colorado

Accreditation Partners

Charity Navigator     GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant     BBB

El Pomar Awards for Excellence     YMCA Best Of Indy     YMCA Best Of Gazette