For more than 130 years, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee has been guided by its Christian mission and values to strengthen the foundations of our community and nurture the potential of the men, women and children who call the greater Nashville area home. As a leading nonprofit dedicated to meeting community needs, we engage people across 13 counties, giving more than 368,000 of our neighbors—nearly a third of them kids—the chance to learn, grow and thrive.

A worldwide charitable fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of helping people grow in spirit, mind and body.

Our Values

In all that we do, our YMCA is guided by these core character values: Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility.

Our Vision

To offer Hope for Life to people of all ages, faiths, races, backgrounds and abilities, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. Through a range of relationship-focused, impactful programs, services, partnerships and collaborations, we will offer hope throughout Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky by Inspiring Youth, Improving Health, Serving Others and Creating Community.


Our YMCA continues to be led as it has been since its founding—by dedicated staff and volunteers with a shared commitment to making our community stronger by helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. Every day, our staff and volunteers work side-by-side to fulfill our charitable Christian mission.

Staff Leadership

Association Board