The Summit Area YMCA History
There’s no organization quite like the YMCA Serving families across Summit, Springfield, Millburn, Short Hills, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Gillette and Stirling, the Y is all about strengthening communities. We are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Lasting personal and social change comes about only when we all work together to achieve it.
Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA is 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 count on the generosity of our members and partners to keep our doors open for anyone who needs a place to go, to help them feel healthy, confident, connected and secure. Our Y is a place where people from all walks of life can feel like they belong, and our programs are accessible to one and all, regardless of ability to pay.
Our impact is felt every day. With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body, our impact is felt any time someone makes a healthy choice, whenever someone mentors a child, and every time our community comes together for the common good.