A New Generation of Changemakers

At the Y, we know young people can accomplish anything.

In fact, it was the basis for our founding. George Williams, at 22 years old, created a youth development organization 174 years ago. The Y has nurtured and witnessed the promise and power of young people every day since.

Today, we are watching youth development in action, with young people finding their voices, activating their beliefs and joining — even driving — the democratic process. More than leaders, they have become changemakers.

The Y supports our leaders of the future through programs that teach the value of leadership, innovation and critical thinking including:

You can help us ensure more young people grow into thriving adults who can transform communities into places where everyone feels welcome, safe and has equal access to opportunity.

Your support makes our community better for ALL.