The Gateway Region YMCA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors.  Founded in 1853, the Association serves nearly 325,000 individuals in the bi-state region and employs more than 5,000 full-time and part-time people.

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We're committed to strengthening our communities and improving the health and well-being of everyone we serve. With programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA is the place where you can learn, grow and thrive.
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The YMCA has been working to strengthen our community and respond to the needs of the bi-state region for more than 165 years.
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Volunteer Board of Directors

Meet the dedicated team of Y volunteers who guide our YMCA's efforts to strengthen community.
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Staff Leadership

Meet the experienced, passionate and dedicated team working every day to bring the Y's mission of healthier, more connected communities to life.
The Gateway Region YMCA partners with the St. Louis Cardinals, Boniface Foundation, and Miracle League to build an adaptive sports complex.

News and Publications

See news coverage, view our annual report and find more information about our Y.