Since its inception in 1973, the Rappahannock Area YMCA has been committed to supporting the communities of the greater Fredericksburg region.
The Rappahannock Area YMCA 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. Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y is dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The YMCA believes in the intrinsic value and health of every individual, especially those with special needs, those with financial limitations, and children who have started their life at a disadvantage. To that end, the YMCA strives to improve the quality of life of its citizens “one person at a time.” From early learning to community health, the Y provides programs and services in which people can build confidence and achieve health at every stage of life.
To fulfill our purpose of strengthening community for all, the Y is committed to being an inclusive organization and leveraging our collective impact to address social inequities. The Y is made up of people of all ages, from all walks of life, working side-by-side to strengthen communities. Together, we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Every day, we work to create an environment in which all members, staff and other stakeholders experience an organization rich with multicultural inclusivity, the promotion of equity across all walks of life and a genuine sense of belonging FOR ALL.