The Huntington Y began serving the surrounding community in 1885 solely as an establishment where rooms were rented to visitors. As the Y movement spread across the country and grew in its mission and nature of community involvement, the Huntington Y struggled through the hard times of the First World War and then the Great Depression.
Throughout the Huntington Y we try to live, teach, and portray the four core values of the Y, which are HONESTY, RESPECT, CARING, and RESPONSIBILITY. Sharing these values with our members through the use of our facilities, participation in our programs and becoming active in the Y movement will strengthen our community and its families, and create a positive environment for our kids to grow and learn.
The membership, programs, and facilities are different and unique to each Y across the country and around the world, but we all share the same five, basic goals: to promote healthy lifestyles; strengthen families; develop youth leadership; broaden international understanding; and, assist in community development. Through the Y movement, we set forth to make a positive impact on the world by reaching one child, one family, and one community at a time. Become a part of this movement and become a Y member and volunteer!
Our Commitment to Inclusion
The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.