Our Purpose, Impact & Core Values

Our Purpose

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally at Greater Somerset County YMCA, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.


Our Areas of Impact

How we strengthen community. At the Greater Somerset County YMCA, we are...

For Youth Development

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

For Healthy Living

Improving individual and community well-being

For Social Responsibility

Providing support and inspiring action in our communities


Our Core Values

The essential core principles that guide us in everything we do:

  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility