Our Strategic Plan

We are a powerful association of men, women, and children committed - since 1883 - to bringing about lasting personal and social change to communities in Pierce and Kitsap Counties.
We are currently developing our next strategic plan. Learn about this process and  provide your input online.

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 

Our Vision

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties aspires to be a cornerstone for building a lifelong community for all.

Guiding Principles

  • Focusing on under-resourced communities
  • Working through partnerships and collaborations
  • Building community through a sense of belonging and fostering relationships
  • Embracing and modeling a diverse and inclusive culture among staff, volunteers, members, and the community

Our 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.

Strategic Priorities

Staff Experience: A commitment to valued, equipped, and empowered staff to serve each other, our members, and our communities.

Member Experience: A commitment to identify what members need to be engaged, valued, and equipped for success.

Fundraising: Staff, volunteers, members, and our community embrace and engage in the Y's charitable cause.

Summer Experience: The YMCA summer experience provides a destination for the community to find safe, engaging, and interactive youth-centered programs.

Program Portfolio: A program portfolio and process is created and utilized to identify, align, evaluate, and sustain core, key, and pilot programs through the lens of the association's key priorities and resources.

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