The Valley of the Sun’s impact is felt every day across Arizona.
With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. We help kids, adults and families from all walks of life reach their goals and contribute to solutions that improve communities. Check out our Media Room to find out how the Y is providing people with endless opportunities to achieve more:
The Valley of the Sun YMCA is honored to be one of the fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout the Arizona and Four Corners area to receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants from the APS Foundation. This grant supports science, technology, engineering and math, as well as other educational programs.… Read More
The Launch of For a better us… Read More
The free, weekly FitPHX Meet Me Downtown Phoenix walk/run is getting people active while promoting our vibrant downtown, it’s fantastic that thousands already are participating and have complied more than 16,000 miles.… Read More
While on vacation in Idaho, a Valley of the Sun YMCA instructor saved a young boys life. The boy, who nearly drowned in a lake, was rescued by Alicia Galbreath.… Read More
Community members of Chandler and Gilbert spent part of their September 10th morning spreading joy at the Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA during The 9th Annual Morning of Prayer. The event doubles as a fundraiser for scholarships that benefit young adults at the YMCA. This year the even raised $14,000.… Read More
We are excited to announce that the Flagstaff Family YMCA has just joined USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash. The USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash in 2007 with the goal to teach every child to learn to swim. In order to accomplish this, we hope to spread awareness of the importance to learn to swim and be safe around water to every community in the country. A network of learn-to-swim providers has been created through the Local Partner Program to help spread this awareness message and join in our mission.… Read More
Are you looking to strengthen your family, build relationships, instill greatness in your child? You can achieve all these with a YMCA Membership. A membership includes all of the following FREE: Child watch, Group fitness, Zumba and Yoga classes, Pool access, Wellness Coaching, discounted programs (sports leagues and swimming classes) and so much more!!… Read More
To continue promoting the Great American Milk Drive, the Maryvale YMCA will be hosting a breakfast for at-risk kids Tuesday morning. The drive will be partnering with the Dairy Council of Arizona and the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance throughout the summer to provide meals at over 100 sites across the valley.… Read More