The YMCA Youth Character Awards are an opportunity to recognize teens in our community who incorporate the Y values into their everyday lives, demonstrate exceptional leadership and stand as examples to those around them.

At the Y, our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are not just a way of thinking – they are an integral part of who we are. They are the essential principles that unite and guide our behavior, our interactions with one another and our decisions.

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.