Shawnee's YMCA: For A Better Us

This blog is the first in a series by & about Community Renewal's community partners, showcasing the incredible opportunities & resources available in Pottawatomie County. Welcome to our blog, YMCA! ---

We believe that in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all regardless of race, gender, or income level. It is therefore critical to both our mission and our business that our YMCA develop and integrate strategies to effectively engage, advocate for and serve all.

This commitment to access, inclusion and engagement helps to ensure our continued relevancy, viability and impact as a cause-driven organization focused on strengthening our community.

Childcare & other important community services

Through the past year our world has been turned upside-down. In our country we have witnessed political disagreements, severe division, violence, and pandemic. When our community came to a halt the Shawnee YMCA offered free emergency childcare to front line workers to ease the burden of childcare.

At the Shawnee YMCA we believe 2021 will be just as important for us to be here for our community. As our community continues to fully come back, the Shawnee YMCA is dedicated to assisting people with their health & wellness, childcare, recreational activities, and other social issues that may arise.

Join the Shawnee YMCA

It is easy to be part of the Shawnee YMCA. The Shawnee YMCA has volunteer opportunities for those looking to mentor kids as a youth sports coach or help seniors prepare for group exercise classes (that may also be a little social time). We also make it easy to be a user of the facilities with childcare, household options, and financial assistance if one is unable to pay for membership or programs like childcare and youth sports.

The Shawnee YMCA is a local business that is governed by a group of community volunteers that hire local staff to preform daily functions. Our volunteers and staff love our community and the residents that reside within our community.

The Shawnee YMCA started in our community in 1903 and we love having the opportunity to continue our legacy for many years to come.