Our Impact




Our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. Fortunately, where we see some obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, staff, and the generous donors like you to make a difference. No other organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day.

The Y. So Much More

The Y is for Youth Development

All kids deserve a chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve.
Meet Sydney

A young girl whose summers are full of fun, exciting adventures, and friendships that last a lifetime. She’s a Y Camp kid! Watch Sydney’s story and see how there’s so much more to the Y than you might think.

Meet Nathan

A young boy avoided being swept away by a rip current because of the life-saving skills he learned through Y aquatics programs.

Meet The Goldens

On their journey from boys to young men, these boys have experienced a continuum of development at the Y. Watch the Golden’s story and see how there’s so much more to the Y than you might think.

Meet Sara

As the mother of two adopted boys, Sara credits YMCA summer camp for helping her boys break out of their shell and enjoy being kids

Meet Dylan

Dylan is given a safe place to learn, grow and thrive at YMCA School-Age Child Care.

The Y is for Healthy Living

You can improve the nation's health and well-being by starting in your community. The Y brings families closer together, supports fitness and fun, and provides opportunities to manage chronic diseases in a supportive environment.
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The YMCA’s Annual Campaign provides an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for the Peninsula, but we must take action today, and only your support will make it possible.  All charitable donations help families who cannot afford the full price of programs such as child care. When you give to the YMCA, your gift helps young people achieve their potential, empowers people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthens the bonds of community. Together, we’ll take on many of the greatest challenges facing our young people, our health and our community. Now, when you think of your YMCA, you’ll know it’s more than just a gym…it’s a cause.  A cause that, with your generous support, will continue to strengthen the community in which you live.


Give By Mail

If you’d rather mail your gift to the Peninsula YMCA, please send a check made payable to the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA to:

Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA Donations/Gifts
41 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite C
Newport News, VA 23602

Contributions to the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes. Ninety-one cents (.91) of every dollar goes directly to program support and financial assistance; your investment in the YMCA is an efficient and effective way to help reach those in need. If you have questions please call the Development Office at (757) 223-7925 x207 or email development@peninsulaymca.org

Guardian Program

Undesignated gifts to our Annual Campaign may be used to fund our Guardian Program which provides scholarships to participate in membership and programs at the Y. More information about our program. Our financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs.

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Meet Ralph

Ralph decided to take charge of his weight and health, with help from the Y.

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Meet Shawnae

For Shawnae, the Y became a support system for her family when they needed it most – when their daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

Meet Hauwa

Hawau dedicated her life to helping others in war-torn areas. But when it came to the battle for her life, she relied on help from the Y. Watch her story and see how there’s so much more to the Y than you might think.

Meet Gloria

Gloria regained her strength through the YMCA after battling cancer three times.

Meet Dooley

Dooley recovered from surgery and regained his strength through water aerobics at the Y.

The Y is for Social Responsibility

When you support the Y, you help neighbors in need. Join us in promoting youth development and fostering healthy living in your neighborhood. Each of these areas has a long-range impact for all of us and ensures Y programs and services are open to all.
Meet Karen

Karen helps children reach their full potential in a YMCA after school tutoring program.

Meet the Teens

YMCA Teen Leaders’ Club members are taking a stand against teenage suicide in their community.

Meet Chris

“He brings them to life…he puts smiles on their faces.” The Y is here for our community. Meet Chris and hear his story.

Do You Have a Question?

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.