The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state. The organization was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1882. Every year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals in a variety of programs.
Our programs and services are open to children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. In all our programs, we promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We are a fellowship of people helping each other to learn, grow and improve our own lives as well as the lives of others. Our programs and services center around three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We welcome you to be a part of our mission and movement.
For Youth Development the YMCA of Honolulu seeks to nurture the potential of every child, teen and young adult who comes through our doors. Our goal is to cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and achievement.
Whether you are the parent of a young child looking for pre-school care or after school options, or are a young adult looking for a place to form friendships and find a place to belong, the Y is here for you.
For Healthy Living in communities across Oahu, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on well-being and balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports and shared interests.
The Y is building healthier communities by collaborating with like-minded organizations and policy-makers in the areas of chronic disease prevention and obesity.
For Social Responsibility the Y makes strengthening our communities our cause. We offer affordable child care to low and middle-income families, provide drug prevention and anti-gang programs for at-risk youth, and help military families cope with having a family member deployed overseas.
For over 140 years, the Y has been responding to the communities' most critical social needs and connecting diverse populations through key programs and services.