History and Purpose of the Lake County YMCA:
The Lake County YMCA was founded 153 years ago with the mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are part of every YMCA program as well as daily operations. In 2018, the Lake County Y served more than 50,000 people at four locations—the Central Y in Painesville, the West End Y in Willoughby, the East End Y in Madison and the Outdoor Y in Perry. The Y provided over $1.2 million in financial assistance and program subsidies in 2018 so that all who wish to participate are able. Also, 1,458 volunteers contributed 28,001 hours to support the Y’s mission at its facilities and in the community.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Lake County Y carries out its mission through three main focus areas:
Youth Development—nurturing the potential of every child and teen
Healthy Living—improving the community’s health and well-being
Social Responsibility—giving back and providing support to our neighbors
Governing Structure of the Lake County YMCA:
The Y has a multi-level governing structure. Each branch of the Lake County Y has a volunteer board of managers, executive director, and staff. The Lake County Y is governed by a corporate board of directors, executive director and staff, who further our through programs, fundraising, facility management, and high-level strategic planning. The Lake County Y is a local affiliate of Y-USA which provides national governance for the association.