About Us

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.

The YMCA is Committed to a Better Future for All

Our Impact

With programs from A to Z—like athletics to afterschool care, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism—we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen our community. Visit Our Impact page to learn more about the differences we are making each and every day.

Impact Programs
Get Involved

Our mission would not be possible with the support of the community from donors to sponsors to volunteers. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about what you can do to strengthen our cause.

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Join Our Team

Our impact in the community is made possible by the staff that show up each day to welcome members into our facilities, teach a child to swim, help a senior stay active, and empower a family to develop healthy habits. Join our team and make a difference.

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Our Supporters

We would like to thank our Community Impact Partners whose leadership gifts sustain our ability to work within our community. These donations make our impact programs like Second-Grade Learn-To-Swim and the Power Scholars Academy possible.

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News & Media

We are constantly working to meet the ever-changing needs of the Rappahannock Area. Visit our News & Media page to stay up to date on current Y happenings, news and press releases.

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Contact Us

Need to get in touch? Visit our Contact Us page to ask questions, give feedback, or get in touch with one of our staff for assistance.

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