Our Focus

The Gaston County Family YMCA focuses on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our focus areas help to ensure we help our neighbors build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

For Healthy Living

Improving Our Community’s Health And Well-Being

The Y is the nation’s predominant voice on healthy living and believes that good health and a healthy community goes hand in hand. We are passionate about improving the health and well being of our communities and work hard to improve the well-being and quality of life for our neighbors.


For Social Responsibility

Giving Back And Providing Support To Our Neighbors

Since 1956, the Gaston Family YMCA has been assisting our community by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen our neighborhoods. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause, and we give everyone we come in contact with an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive and never turn away any child, family or adult.


For Youth Development

Nurturing The Potential Of Every Child And Teen

Through Child Care, Education and Leadership Programs, Camps and Swim, Sports and Play, we believe teaching skills learned early on are vital building block for our children’s success. Through our nationwide programs, children take a more active role in learning and education and are better able to cultivate the values, skills and relationships they learn with us.