Who We Are

Our Cause Defines Us

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.

Our Impact is Felt Every Day

With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

Areas of Impact

The Y strengthens communities through our three fundamental areas of impact: Youth Development, Health Living, and Social Responsibility.

Board Members

The YMCA of Topeka is overseen by a Board of Directors that each bring their own diverse array of skills and perspectives to help steer the mission and strategic direction of the Y.

Career Opportunities

A better us starts with “U”. Learn what fulfilling career opportunities are currently available at the Y. Join a team dedicated to strengthening the community and come to work knowing you do more than just a job.

Contact Us

This is your Y and we’re here ready to listen to the feedback of our community. Please reach out with your questions or concerns any time.

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Our History

Learn about your YMCA of Topeka and the rich heritage of our organization within the Topeka community since it was founded in 1880.

Our Strength is in Community

The Y is a nonprofit like no other because, in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to both promise and deliver positive change.  The Y is community centered and, for nearly 160 years, has listened and responded to our communities.  We bring people together and connect people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities to bridge caps in community needs.  At the YMCA, we nurture potential and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.  With a local presence yet a global reach, the Y aims to mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change for now and for future generations.

Served through our programs and services

in financial aid and scholarships granted

Youths served through our programs

Children taught life-saving swimming skills

For Youth Development

For Healthy Living

For Social Responsibility