The YMCA of Greater Long Beach will build strong kids, strong families and strong communities and will contribute powerfully to life in Long Beach and the partner cities we serve. All activities of the YMCA will strengthen the family, and show, by the example of our work, how people of all backgrounds can live together and grow toward their full potential.
The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is an Association that welcomes people of all ages, ethnic groups, and religious affiliations to unite in a common effort to put Judeo-Christian principles and values into practice, through programs that develop healthy spirit, mind, and body for ourselves, our families, our children and community.
Since 1884 the YMCA of Greater Long Beach has served the children, teens, adults and families of Long Beach and its surrounding communities. Today, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach is the oldest and largest youth and family nonprofit organization in Long Beach, serving over 35,000 individuals annually, through five community branches and camping services Camp Oakes in Big Bear. Committed to reaching outside its facilities, the YMCA also partners with hundreds of community organizations to effectively involve more.
The YMCA of Greater Long Beach annually presents Mission Driven Staff Awards to recognize exemplary staff members. The awards include: Member Involvement, Volunteer Development, Character Develoment, and Cultural Competence.