At the Y, we are so much more than a gym. We’re a cause. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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.
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.
Whether you choose to give, join, volunteer, or share your own experience, we're excited for you to become part of our story, too.
We are a dynamic 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 and our programs are always based on the needs and interests of our communities.
The Y is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility that promote strong families, character values, youth leadership, community development and international understanding. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive by providing supportive and inclusive environments that nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
We have four core character development values that are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, our interactions with each other, our programs and curriculum and our decision-making.
Caring * Honesty * Respect * Responsibility
Every year, volunteers and staff members will actively go into the community during our Annual Campaign to raise the dollars needed to make sure than everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, ability level, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Financial assistance funded by our Annual Campaign donations keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us most and provides programs that are responding to pressing community needs. 100% of all donations go directly toward providing life-changing experiences that will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in our community.
Because our mission is to serve ALL people, financial assistance is made available to any individual or family who wants to participate in a YMCA program or activity but who cannot afford the fee. Our Annual Campaign helps our Y live its mission every day.
The Fulton Family YMCA has deep roots in the City of Fulton and surrounding areas. We look forward to sharing our mission-driven programs with people in our Oswego County communities and beyond.
Today, the Fulton Family YMCA serves more than 1,500 members and an additional 1,000 program participants in the City of Fulton and surrounding areas. We also provide Afterschool Child Care at 4 licensed sites and offer 2 UPK classes in the Fulton City School District as well as a YMCA Ready, Set, Grow Daycare Center.
In Fulton, New York across the nation and around the world, the accomplishments of the Y over the years reveal a mission to constantly search for innovative ways to meet community needs. An understanding of our history contributes to every decision we make, every program we offer and every value we practice. We celebrate our character daily, for years of conviction to do the right thing.