Misson and Vision



YMCA Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Alleghany Highlands YMCA, in keeping with its mission to help all people realize their fullest potential, encourages and supports the participation of all children, youth and adults in YMCA programs. We serve all people regardless of gender, race, color, nationality, religion or ethnicity.

YMCA Guiding Values

Caring: to demonstrate a sincere concern for others, for their needs and well-being. Related values: compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and kindness.  Honesty: to tell the truth, to demonstrate reliability and trustworthiness through actions that are in keeping with my stated positions and beliefs. Related values: integrity and fairness.  Respect: to treat others as I would want them to treat me, to value the worth of every person, including myself. Related values: acceptance, empathy, self-respect and tolerance.  Responsibility: to do what is right–what I ought to do, to be accountable for my choices of behavior and actions and my promises. Related values:commitment, courage, good health, service and citizenship.