Council for Fashion & Social Change
Social Impact Through Collaboration


The Y (National Office)



To serve as the national resource office for the nation's Ys, which strengthen community by nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living for all, and fostering social responsibility.

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.


Where your support goes

In 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and
partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change.
Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation's health and well-being.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.


The results 

For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.We mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change.

Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 119 countries.  Ys across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.