After nearly 170 years of serving our nation, the Y understands what our community needs to be its best. Working with many partners on the local, state and national level, the Y provides everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, give back and contribute to a better community. Everything the Y does is in service of making us—as individuals, and a community—better.  

When you advocate with the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change for your family, friends and community.


As an advocate of the Y, you can help:

  • Influence policies and initiatives that help youth develop healthy behaviors, values and life skills
  • Prevent and combat chronic disease
  • Build trust and understanding among community groups and decision makers
  • Positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation and your community
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Advocate in support of a movement working every day to build healthier communities.


Become a Y Advocate