Our cause is to strengthen our community through programs, activities and events that
enhance youth development, provide a healthy lifestyle, and allow us the opportunity to
give back to our community. Lincoln Area YMCA is a charitable, non-profit and member
based organization. It is volunteer-founded, volunteer-based, and volunteer-led. Our
mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy
spirit, mind and body for all, and our programs build character in youth with a focus on
honesty, respect, caring and responsibility. We are grateful to the Lincoln community for
providing us with many opportunities to assist in the development of local youth and to
help strengthen this community. We invite you to come visit us soon!
Lincoln Area YMCA
Every day, the Y works side by side with its neighbors (collaborating partners) to ensure that everyone,
regardless of age, income or background, has the the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is one of the nation's leading non-profits (there are over 2,600 Y's nations wide), committed
to strengthening communities in areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Involvement of the Y: The Y hopes to engage more people in the communities it serves whether it is
as member, volunteer, supporter or advocate.
The Lincoln Area YMCA collaborates annually with over 30 agencies, businesses or organizations, giving
back to the community in either service or space.
YMCA Program scholarships are available to any family that can demonstrate their need for financial assistance. Scholarships are based on proof
of qualifying income and/or circumstance. Visit our YMCA office and complete a financial assistance application. Our annual “Partner With Youth
Campaign” provides funds needed for our scholarship program through donations received from generous donors and friends of the YMCA. No one is
turned away for the inability to pay.
The YMCA Activity Center gym and party room, located at 719 Wyatt Avenue, are available year round to rent for birthday parties,
bridal showers, family reunions and other celebrations. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis after
program hours. A $50 deposit and completed rental agreement are required in order to reserve the gym for your event.
You must be 21 or older to rent the gym. Rental costs for 2012 are $33 per hour for Y members and $38 per hour for
non-Y members. Call the office at 735-3915 to check availability and to learn more information regarding rental of our
All participants of the current Lincoln Area YMCA programs must be current year members. Annual YMCA family memberships
are just $35, due at the time of enrollment for any YMCA program and run from January 1st to December 31st. Membership
entitles you to receive seasonal YMCA program catalogs, program brochures, deadline reminders and important announcements.
Membership enrollment forms are available in the "Registration Forms" tab to the left or at the Y office at 604
Broadway St., Suite 1 in Lincoln. Membership enrollment forms must be submitted to the Y office.
Lincoln Area Y offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities throughout the year for adults that desire to serve their
community. YMCAs are volunteer-based; founded and led by volunteers in over 10,000 communities nationwide.
Please call the Y office if you are interested in volunteering at the Lincoln Area YMCA. Opportunities include, but not
limited to the following:
||» Annual Fundraisers
||» Bike Blast
||» Summer Camp
||» Art Camps
||» Y Party Nights
||» Harvest Run
||» Before/After School Programs
LEARN, GROW and THRIVE in a career with the YMCA. Each day the Lincoln
Area YMCA positively affects the lives of the people in its community, and you can
play an important part in that when you work at the Y. It’s more than a job--it is an
experience that helps you grow as an individual and allows you to invest your time and
talents with local youth and families, helping them grow strong and confident. You
will find that you put some play and fun in your own day as you connect with kids and
their families. We invite you to come and experience the Y! We invite you to help us
strengthen our community!
Click "Forms & Handbooks" menu tab to the left to download an employment application.
Lincoln Area YMCA believes that giving back and supporting its community is
important. Although our Y mostly provides programs for kids, this story shares how our
Y values older adults in our community keeping active and healthy too.
The Y recognizes that people of all ages need and want to stay active, working
toward improving and maintaining their health. Since 2007, Lincoln Area YMCA
has offered a free walking program to adults 55+ years every week day during the
school year from 1-3 pm. During 2012, 30 adults enjoyed this opportunity and came
at their convenience to our gym on Wyatt Avenue to walk. These adults see it as an
opportunity to remain active in a safe and warm environment, as well as an opportunity
to meet other adults and enjoy fellowship, and it is free! Active older adults are invited
and welcome to come to the Y and work on keeping a healthy lifestyle. Call the Y and
we’ll share more info!
"Partner With Youth" Annual Scholarship Campaign
Our scholarship fund will help ensure that every family that needs help paying for
their Y program or activity fee receives it through the Y scholarship fund. 100% of your
gift will stay local and impact your friends and neighborhood.
Our Y is committed to helping meet the needs of our community, but we cannot
do it without your support. Your gift to our “Partner With Youth” annual campaign
matters because a healthy and strong community can only be achieved when we invest
in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. The Y is a cause-driven organization that is
for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and for Social Responsibility.
Lincoln Area YMCA annually offers over thirty programs and activities and fills
approximately 3,600 program spaces with youth ages preschool through 9th grade.
Each year, our YMCA reaches a membership base consisting of approximately 750
Local businesses assist Lincoln Area YMCA financially by providing sponsorship
contributions for our sports, recreational and educational programs. Sponsorship
contributions help to offset expenses such as equipment, resource materials, t-shirts,
awards, and other such items necessary to provide quality programming. If you or your
business would be interested in sponsoring any of our Y programs or activities, please
call the Y office at 735-3915 for more information.
» Being together is the Y.
» Active youth is the Y.
» Building confidence is the Y.
» Meeting new families is the Y.
» Engaging with community is the Y.
Donating to our scholarship fund helps those children whose families cannot
afford the full cost of participation in a Y program or activity. Y programs positively
impact low income children and families, enhancing their overall well being, today and
in the future.
» Supports local kids only and is tax-deductible.
» Allows every child the opportunity to play, learn and have fun with friends.
» Adds lots of smiles to so many little faces and loads of happiness.
» Supports programs that build self esteem, character, teamwork and relationships.