Who We Are
Values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y more young people are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. Children and teens are realizing their potential by learning values and positive behaviors, and exploring their unique talents and interests. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active; it’s maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together.
We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. We are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
OUR 4 CORE VALUES
Caring – Show a sincere concern for others
Honesty – Be truthful in what you say and do
Respect – Follow the golden rule
Responsibility – Be accountable for your promises and actions
We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. 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.
The Wichita Falls YMCA is one of 2600 Y’s across the country. In striving to meet community needs, the Wichita Falls Y has become a community leader in Early Childhood Education (child care), Before/After School care, and youth sports with over 160 basketball teams, 80 baseball teams, and 275 in gymnastics. It is our privilege to nurture local youth today in order to bring them to a brighter tomorrow. We are committed to families and to the growth of our community!