For more than 164 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has strengthened the foundations of our community by “Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

Our Vision

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s vision is: “to become recognized as a leading community collaborator that achieves bold results in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, with an emphasis on youth, families and aging adults.”  Our impact in Milwaukee is widespread, from teaching thousands of kids to swim each year, to being one of the only safe spaces open seven-days-a-week in the neighborhoods we serve.

We also believe that lasting personal and social change happens in the places where our members live, work and play. That’s why in addition to our center-based programming, we are committed to being vocal advocates for healthy families and partnering with others to improve the greater good in Milwaukee beyond our four walls.

Click here to review a summary of our 2021-2024 YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee strategic plan.


Comprised of multiple locations throughout the Milwaukee area, as well as YMCA Camp Minikani on the shores of Lake Amy Belle in Hubertus, Wisconsin, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has been a part of the lives of the greater Milwaukee area’s kids and families since 1858.

Our annual reports highlight our commitment to impacting the community through our people, programs, and partnerships. To view our annual reports and financial statements click here.

Matthew & Emily, Y Members
We work out to get healthier and stronger while our children play and learn in Child Watch. It’s great to be part of an organization that’s making a positive difference for our family and neighbors in Milwaukee. The Y is our community!