Greater Burlington YMCA

Est. 1866

The Greater Burlington Y was founded in 1866 as the Burlington Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). In 1929, after the loss of two buildings to fire, the YMCA and local community raised funds for a new YMCA at 266 College Street, opening in 1934. The new building housed a gym, indoor pool and residence rooms, which allowed the Y to become an integral part of the Burlington community. Today, the Y serves more than 15,000 people annually for all ages and walks of life, providing each individual—whether a child, adult or senior—the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Annually, the Y provides $400,000 in financial assistance and an additional $500,000 in free and subsidized programs to those in need. The Y is the largest child care provider in Vermont, serving 2,100 families annually and 1,100 children daily. The Y’s mission is to build a strong community by involving youth, adults and families in programs and activities that develop spirit, mind and body. Y programs and activities support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and are available to all regardless of the ability pay.


2012 Non Profit Centennial Awards 019

This page was last updated: 2018-02-13