Mission Impact

The YMCA is a leading non-profit organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

We are transforming lives together

How does your support make a difference?

  • In 2019, the Y of Delaware awarded nearly $6.3 million dollars in financial assistance to its members and program participants.
  • 10 people die every day from unintentional drowning. The YMCA’s Water Wise program has taught over 10,000 kids to swim for free.
  • Cancer in Delaware is 10% higher than the national average. Each year, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program helps those living with, through, or beyond cancer.
  • 1 in 3 Delaware adults are affected by diabetes or prediabetes. Our Diabetes Prevention Program helps at-risk individuals reduce their chances of developing diabetes.
  • On average, children from low-income households lose up to 3 months of learning during the summer. Every summer, the Y provides financial assistance to children so they can learn, grow and thrive in summer camp.
  • 2 out of 3 children in Delaware lack access to quality before and after school programs. Every year, the YMCA provides financial assistance to youth and teens giving them a safe place to go before and after school.

To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, contact Matt Clements at mclements@ymcade.org or call (302) 571-6962.

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Our Mission


To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.

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Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination and hatred. Together we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.

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