South Shore YMCA Mission Statement

The Better You Belongs Here.

There is only one thing you cannot be tomorrow.

And that’s younger.

You can be stronger, healthier, happier, smarter, kinder. You can be more helpful, more mindful, more respectful, more social, more generous.

You can be better.

Better isn’t dramatic, like a before and after picture on an infomercial. Better happens incrementally; it takes baby steps.

Better is rarely, if ever, a solo journey. It is with the encouragement of family and friends, even total strangers, that you discover how to liberate the better in you. And before long, you realize the very best of better: you become an inspiration for someone else to begin the journey.

The South Shore Y is where the better you belongs. We are far more than buildings and equipment and pools and classrooms and camps, which, not coincidentally, we work to expand and improve every day. We are a community of people who share the same values and philosophy. We don’t just believe you have the will and the ability to be better tomorrow; we know it.

There is a better you waiting impatiently inside of you. Time to let it out, and let it belong.

The better you belongs here.


Every day, the Y is focused on strengthening communities for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. But we can't do it alone. Donate to the Y - for a better us.