Our Mission

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

  • We are community centered. The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and walks of life, joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our Sioux Falls community.
  • We bring people together, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • We nurture potential, because everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • We have a local presence and global reach. We mobilize our local community to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Our Impact

To bring about meaningful change, we are focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus:
  • 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

Our Values

Our core values unite us as a movement. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making. The four values of the Y are:
  • Caring: Show a sincere concern for others
  • Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do
  • Respect: Follow the “golden rule”
  • Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and actions