Our History - A Brief History of the YMCA Movement

The YMCA has made an impact on this world like few organizations in history.  Few things stand the test of time.  Not many organizations have a profound impact on multiple generations.  But yours does.  This heritage – your heritage – is so much more than historical facts. 

At the Y, we are so much more than a gym.  We are a cause.  And our cause is strengthening community. 

Across the United States, we embrace the mission that has been adapted from previous generations.  It maintains the integrity where we come from and it speaks to where we’re going and whom we invite to join us.  The mission is this: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

This movement, over time, has brought hope, health and life to millions of people.  It continues to serve 17.9 million people per year in the U.S. alone, of which 9 million are children.

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As a cornerstone in your community, the YMCA continues to grow and evolve so that there is always a place to become the best version of ourselves.  The Y is:

  • A resource, where people find opportunities to live healthy, exercise and nurture their spirit, mind and body.
  • A safe space, where children are cared for, inspired and guided.
  • And a welcoming spot, where people help each other out, friendships are developed and everyone has a sense of belonging.

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Contact the YMCA

150 YMCA Drive.
Madisonville, KY 42431

(270) 821-9622

Our Hours

Mon&Wed:   5:30am-9:00pm
Tues&Thur:  5:30am-12:30am
Fridays:       5:30am-7:00pm
Saturdays:   8:30am-5:00pm
Sundays:      1:00pm-5:00pm