YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

About Us

Our mission

Our YMCA is committed to building strong kids, individuals, families, and communities through programs and services that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.


We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. 

Our Focus

We are a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We do this through our focus on:

Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
Healthy Living: Improving our communities’ health & well-being.
Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Opportunities for All

We are for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a community-wide service ethic. And that's just the beginning.


We are the strongest when we promise to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

We accomplish that when we value the diversity of everyone's personal beliefs, respect the rights to those beliefs, and we expect all to honor our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility with one another -- everything we do stems from that expectation.