friendship is like
the value is
until it is lost.
Hours of Operation
|Monday - Friday
||5:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
||6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
||1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The YMCA of Glendale was founded in 1922,
born out of the resident's desire to enrich the quality of life.
Overseen by its own members, who volunteer to serve on the Board
of Directors, it is managed by other volunteers and paid staff.
The YMCA has quietly provided answers to Glendale's changing
needs. Today, its 5,000 current active members represent every
section of our community. It serves hundreds of additional children
through the summer
- The most important component of
all YMCA programs is character development. There are four
core values that build strong children - caring, honesty,
respect & responsibility. These values are the tools
that help kids overcome the negative temptations of youth
like drugs, gangs & crime.
- The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization
that is particularly relevant to today's society because
it fills a void in the community. It puts Christian principles
into practice. It welcomes and supports children and families.
It is for everyone - people of all ages, religion, incomes
and abilities. The YMCA builds community!
- The YMCA believes that people who cannot
afford to pay full costs deserve the experience the Y offers
as much as those who can. Donations
allow the YMCA to provide membership and programs to people
in financial hardship.
- As part of its effort to help people live
a healthy lifestyle, the YMCA offers a wide variety of fitness
programs including swimming, fitness
consultations with fitness experts and much more.
- There are over 500 children taking swimming
lessons at the YMCA - every month, all year round. Another
300 children form youth basketball leagues, and over 250
children take gymnastics
classes every month of the year. Building confidence
in children by developing their physical skills is one part
of the YMCA's mission. Showing them how to make sound independent
decisions and solve problems is another part. Our summer
camping programs provide a setting for this and serve
over 600 children a year.
- The volunteers and staff remain committed
to modeling and teaching these values: every decision is
weighed against them.