For Youth Development®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause and as a result the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA serves the entire community and is open to everyone. Donors enable the YMCA, a charitable, non-profit organization in compliance with IRS code 501(c)3.

View our 2016 Annual Report »    


Not All Heroes Wear Capes »

For the past nine years at YMCA Camp Carson, it’s been our honor to serve kids from military families through three different programs. In partnership with the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple Camp (OPC), we provided a week of camp for 121 children whose military parent was currently, recently, or soon to be deployed. Click to See More About Our Heroes »

Embracing All Ethnicities »

The Summer Learning Loss Prevention (SLLP) students at Evans Elementary were fortunate to have Dr. Arcea Zapata de Aston of LACIA (Languages And Culture In Action) visit family literacy night this past summer. She taught a lesson in pinãta making and discussed the history behind the tradition. This was a great opportunity for SLLP students and their families to expand their cultural awareness and spend time creating something together. Our Outreach with the Hispanic community expanded beyond cultural awareness to include swim and tennis lessons for LACIA students. Click to See More About Our Hispanic Outreach »

Partnering With Schools »

Caze Elementary administrators with the support of Kevin Eastridge, FC Tucker Emge Realty, and Old National Bank, recently approached the YMCA to provide an environment implementing innovative instruction for academic growth, builds lifelong learners, responsible citizens and problem solvers at Caze Elementary. After-school programs are vital in order to accomplish this so the Y brought the necessary resources to design and implement a three year plan to achieve this goal. Click to See How We Are Partnering with Schools »

Serving Up New Experiences »

The YMCA Community Outreach Branch began its Outreach Tennis Program in 2011 in order to introduce tennis to underserved youth ages 6-12 in Evansville and Warrick County communities.
The goal of the tennis program is to introduce tennis to youth who have not experienced the sport and to develop those who show interest and ability by providing free instruction during summer and after-school outreach programs. Their experience included tennis instruction but also nutritional education and character development. Click to See How This Program Is Impacting Youth » 

Creating Acceptance for Youth at YMCA Camp Carson »

With support of the YMCA Annual Campaign, YMCA Camp Carson can make sure that, after a week of camp, every camper goes home feeling Accepted, Challenged and Empowered. When children feel accepted, they step outside their comfort zones, and that confidence empowers them to take on life’s opportunities and challenges. It all starts with acceptance and we think Stephanie summed it up best when she said, “There’s so much love at camp!” Click to See Stephanie’s Story »

Passing with Flying Colors »

Research indicates that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma when compared to proficient readers. With financial support from the YMCA Annual Campaign, the Y is able to meet this literacy need within the community. Click to See Results of our Y-READ Program »

2016 Statistics:

The Y served more than 45,000 people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.

Helped build character in 8,800 youth last year through programming at more than 45 locations.

More than $588,000 in critical financial assistance provided the opportunity over 4,300 people to participate in membership and programs.

Through YMCA membership and health-related special events we helped more than 29,000 people achieve their wellness goals.

Through YMCA’s Camp Carson, more than 1,300 kids got to roam the woods, ride a horse and sing songs by the camp fire… activities that many of them had never experienced before.

Through YMCA’s Community Outreach, more than 2,000 youth benefited from 33 programs with 100% of participants receiving scholarships to make their involvement free.


Our Partnerships:

The Y partners with over 50 agencies, schools, and businesses including:

19 Evansville-Vanderburgh County schools
5 Warrick County schools
Marrs Elementary in Posey County
Vanderburgh Community Foundation
Westbrook Evolution
Boy and Girl Scouts
Dream Center
University of Southern Indiana
University of Evansville
Sports Corp
Tri-State Food Bank
Evansville Housing Authority
Youth First
Indiana Youth Institute
Ivy Tech Communuty College
Welborn Foundation
Vectren Foundation
Old National Bank Foundation
Springleaf Financial Foundation
SINC Southwestern Indiana Non-profit Consortium
Evansville Mayor’s office
Evansville Public Library
Patchwork Central
United States Tennis Association
Big Lots Foundation
Evansville Trails Coalition » View Trails Map