About Us

What We Stand For
The Y's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Why We Do It
The Y is Belvidere and Boone County's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

We believe in:
Youth Development - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Youth are taking a greater interest in learning; making smarter life choices; and cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, the pursuit of higher education and goal achievement.

Healthy Living - Improving the health and well-being. Adults and youth receive the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve better health and well-being.

Social Responsibility - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. The Y helps people give back and assist their neighbors by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen community.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow. No one is ever denied a membership based on their inability to pay.

What We Do
The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.