Mission & Values

The Merrimack Valley YMCA is a not-for-profit association of individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through programs that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body.  The YMCA seeks to serve all people, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or economic circumstances. Our mission is to make healthier lives achievable for everyone.

Our vision is to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive through our services and programs.  We are always striving to enrich our member experience and foster a sense of community through inclusion and outreach.  We continue to strengthen our volunteer and financial resources, and our internal operations to manage current needs and support future growth.

The Merrimack Valley YMCA involves more than 30,000 members and participants in more than 2000 different programs.  Emphasizing the four core character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we are committed to strengthening our communities by nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.