Social Responsibility

We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That’s why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities.

Give to the YMCAymca-group

When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community..

Open Doors

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why we focus our work in three areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It is with this focus that the YMCA is proudly offers the OPEN DOORS Program.

Stewards of Children

is a two-hour workshop that emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility. Each participant will be inspired to take personal responsibility in preventing child sexual abuse.This training is available to any group whether they are directly working with children or not. We want Centre County to be the safest environment for our children, today and tomorrow.

Certifications & Trainingsy-staff

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide care and act in an emergency with training or certification in CPR, first aid, lifeguarding or babysitting safety.


The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in your own community.  You can also support the Y through our annual giving campaign.

Feeding Our Childrenback_school

Children’s nutrition is the building block of their lives. At the Y, we strive to help! In 2014 we started a Backpack Food Program in the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District which provides students food to eat over the weekend when they are not in school. Also, The YMCA’s 2015 Summer Lunch Program served 20,480 meals and snacks to school age children. That brings our total since the program started in 2004 to a total of 170,480 meals.