We envision a place where the Y invests in leadership development to empower our staff and volunteers to best serve our members and the community, brings people together for connection and belonging, and instills character development in our youth through values-based programs and caring adult role models.
Themes: Celebrate • Develop • Reward
Strategically invest in career growth and leadership development.
Foster a culture of celebration and recognition.
Commit to fair, equitable, and transparent employment practices.
Build a diverse and inclusive staff to enhance service within our communities.
Themes: Accessible • Value • Connected
Ensure all members feel welcomed and supported in achieving their personal goals.
Strengthen initiatives that connect youth to caring adults and each other.
Intentionally serve under-represented populations in our community.
Expand accessibility for low-income families and individuals.
Program and Summer Experience
Themes: Relational • Inclusive • Collaborative
Drive innovation in our core programs and partnerships.
Expand and enrich summer regional day camp and outdoor experience.
Improve the health and wellbeing of our communities through expanded Y programs and collaborations.
Position the Y as a charity of choice.
Deepen the sense of purpose among staff, members, volunteers, and community.
Seek strategic partnerships with community entities in our service area.
The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is a champion of vibrant, healthy youth, families, and communities, and aspires to be the community gathering space where all people have the opportunity to thrive and achieve their full potential.
The Y stands for nondiscrimination, diversity, inclusion, and equity. We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, or sexual orientation. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism.
The Y will work with communities to help create strong infrastructures for under-resourced, underserved, and underrepresented populations.
The Y will build civic vitality by being a voice of community and supporting members to be powerful allies on behalf of their communities.
The Y will be accountable to marginalized communities by creating equitable and sustainable environments through our programs and services.
We believe that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive, when our doors are open to all, and when everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
Not only all staff, but also all volunteers, must read and follow our child abuse prevention policy. Our policy is strict: it prohibits a YMCA staff person or volunteer from being alone with a child where they cannot be observed by others.
All staff and volunteers are required to participate in training about the prevention of child abuse, identifying the signs of abuse and reporting suspected abuse incidents. Staff renew this training every year. Staff and volunteers in direct service with children are required to undergo additional child abuse prevention trainings.
If any YMCA staff member or volunteer becomes aware of any incident of suspected child abuse, they are required to report the incident to the Washington Department of Social and Health Services immediately for investigation and follow up.