Honoring the Y's core values
Believing is the first step to being - At the Y, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential and live their best lives. The YMCA's core values - Caring, Respect, and Responsibility - serve as our guide, helping our members and participants to be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Character Development gives us the ability to meet our mission. By holding ourselves accountable and building character around our core values, we connect all people to their potential, purpose and each other.
- Caring: show a sincere concern for others. Related values: compassion, forgiveness, generosity and kindness
- Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do. Related values: integrity and fairness
- Respect: Treat each other as we'd all like to be treated. Related values: acceptance, empathy, self-respect and tolerance.
- Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and action. Related values: commitment, courage, good health, service and citizenship.