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Our Mission

Mission Statement
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build character and promote a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The mission of the YMCA of Pawtucket, Inc. as part of a world wide fellowship, to provide services and activities which help people regardless of age, sex, race, or religion, to develop in mind, body and spirit; to recognize and fulfill their responsibilities to the family, the community and each other; and to improve their health and life-styles. In keeping with its mission the YMCA's goals are:

Health Enhancement
Provide a comprehensive quality program of health and fitness services that will enhance healthy life styles in the community


Lifetime Skills Development
Provide a comprehensive developmental program to enhance the learning experiences of children


Strengthening The Family
Provide a broad range program of services to enhance family participation, parent-child relationship and family unity


YMCA of Pawtucket History

YMCA History

America's Haven: The YMCA at 150

This video, produced in 2001 for broadcast by The History Channel, outlines the first 150 years of the YMCA's history in the United States. Viewing time for each part is about 7 to 10 minutes. You can also explore an online timeline of YMCA history.


Watch the 5 Part Video Series Hosted by the University of Minnesota


Rhode Island YMCA State Alliance

Member of the State Alliance of Rhode Island YMCAs in the state of Rhode Island are committed to working together advocating legislation supporting the development of Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities. Rhode Island YMCAs are particularly focused on the issue of quality, safe, and affordable child care for all who need it. Additionally, YMCAs in the state are concerned with the growing number of sedentary children. We know that inactivity leads to young people becoming overweight and obese. Rhode Island Ys are working hard to provide educational and program activities aimed at helping young people make better food choices and lead more active lives.