Membership in National Council

Each YMCA is a member of the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations. Annually, every Y must report on its work and must meet certain conditions to remain a YMCA in good standing. As you can see below, the first condition is to pledge acceptance and support of the statement of purpose.

We, the undersigned, in applying for a listing in the official roster of duly organized Young Men’s Christian Associations, certify the following:

That our association accepts and supports the statement of purpose of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America, which is: The Young Men’s Christian Association we regard as being in its essential genius a worldwide fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of developing Christian personality and building a Christian society.