The Edwardsville YMCA is a charitable, non-profit organization serving the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon community. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the communities we serve through programs and services based on Christian principles that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. For more than 60 years, the Edwardsville YMCA has provided safe and caring environment, positive staff and
volunteer role models, creative programs and activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others. These are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Through our 3 facilities, the YMCA positively impacts more than 20,000 members as well as other community residents that take part in YMCA programs. Our membership reflects individuals and families of all ages, races, ethnicities, faiths, and economic backgrounds. Above all else, the Edwardsville YMCA is proud to have a family focus and strengthen our community.
All YMCA programs have a strong emphasis on the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Adopted formally by the YMCA of the USA in the early 1990s, the four core YMCA values were developed to help teach kids right from wrong
To love others, to be sensitive to the well-being of others, to help others.
“Where there is love, there is life.” - Gandhi
To tell the truth, to act in such a way that you are worthy of trust, to have integrity; making sure your choices match your values.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” - Thomas Jefferson
To treat others as you would have them treat you; to value the worth of every person, including yourself.
“You don’t have to be handicapped to be different. Everyone’s different.” - Kim Peek
To do what is right, what you ought to do; to be accountable for your behavior and obligations.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.