Our Mission | Ocean County YMCA
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The Y is here for all.

'For all' is a simple but powerful phrase.

But without it, the Y mission is incomplete. At the Y, we strive to understand and value each person’s unique dimensions of diversity and help them overcome barriers to inclusion so they can fully participate in society and reach their potential. Each of us, through our everyday actions, has the power to contribute to a more connected, cohesive world for all.


Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.

We Believe

At the Ocean County YMCA, we believe our communities are stronger when everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our policies, practices and programs must advance our organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion. We must sustain our support for newcomers and immigrants, in partnership with our colleagues at Ys in 120 countries. We must ensure all people – across all dimensions of diversity – feel welcome and valued as part of the Y family.

Our Mission

Our mission is to put Judeo Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision

To connect and engage people to enhance lives and build a better community for all.

Our Values

Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility

Our Area of Focus

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

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Ocean County Y is committed to a policy ensuring that it will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of disability. The Y will make reasonable modifications in
policies, practices, or procedures when such modifications are necessary to afford its services and facilities to individuals with disabilities, unless the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of its services. The Y will not exclude any individual with a disability from the full and equal enjoyment of its services and facilities, unless the individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices, or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services. The YMCA will not exclude any individual from the full and equal enjoyment of its services and facilities because of the individual’s association with a person with a disability.

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