The YMCA, or the Young Men's Christian Association was founded in 1844 by George Williams declared that people like him needed a place to meet to discuss fellowship and growth. The Watertown Family YMCA is the 33rd founded Y in the nation, out of a total of 2,700!
YMCA MISSION STATEMENT: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
YMCA STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The Watertown Family YMCA, through quality programs, provides for the strengthening of families, the healthy development of children, positive individual behaviors, and a healthy, safer community for all. These programs emphasize caring, respect, honesty, character building, fun, and friendship. The YMCA is a charitable organization that creates a sense of community by involving individuals and families of all ages, gender, ability, income, and race.
YMCA VISION STATEMENT:
The vision of the Watertown Family YMCA is to be a leader in the offering of healthy lifestyle programming for all ages while supporting initiatives designed to enhance our position as a family-centered organization accessible to all.