About Granite YMCA Family members

ABOUT US

For Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility & Family Strengthening

Established in 1854, The Granite YMCA is part of the worldwide non-profit Y organization. With branches in Manchester, Goffstown, Concord, Londonderry, Portsmouth, Somersworth, and Rochester and New Hampshire’s leading camping programs, we focus on youth development, healthy living, family strengthening, and social responsibility. The Granite YMCA is part of the state’s safety net in support of those less fortunate. In 2022 we provided financial aid and/or free services valued at over $1.508 million dollars to 12,286 individuals across NH. This outreach included: sliding scale fee structure for programs and services, free use of facilities to a broad range of non-profits, camp scholarships, and reduced fee or free child care services.

Our Mission

The Granite YMCA creates a community where all are welcome and builds a healthy spirit, mind, and body based on the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Our AREAS OF FOCUS

At the Y, we strive to create opportunities for individuals to enhance both their personal lives and the well-being of their communities.

  • kids eating lunch at Granite YMCA camp

    Youth Development

    We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

  • Group Exercise Class at Granite YMCA of the Seacoast

    Healthy Living

    Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.

  • Granite YMCA of Manchester Grab and Go meal program setup

    Social Responsibility

    We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That’s why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults, and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities.

  • Granite YMCA of Londonderry PASTA program Grandparent hugging grandchild

    Family Strengthening

    Family strengthening at the Y provides opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their communities. As a unit, and as individuals, families have the opportunity to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, and improve health and well-being.

teal striped background

For A BETTER US

  • Granite YMCA of Londonderry Pride Festival

    Diversity & Inclusion

    The Y is committed to equity and inclusion, creating opportunities for all. As a cornerstone of the communities we serve, The Y:

    • Strives to be diverse, multicultural, and to promote a culture free from bias and injustice
    • Boldly models inclusive, anti-racist behaviors that embrace all people
    • Positively connects, strengthens, and impacts all segments of our communities
    • Working together as one united community, we can make a world of difference.
  • Granite YMCA of Concord early learning kids with thank you sign

    Financial Assistance

    As a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization, The Granite YMCA strives for our services to be affordable to the community. We are dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our Flexible Membership Program helps provide access to those in need in the form of financial aid for Y memberships and programs according to household income.

  • Granite YMCA of Manchester food program state certification

    The Y's Impact

    The communities we serve thrive because people face fewer obstacles to healthy living, have a powerful sense of belonging, and work together to create equity.

    • 2,650 LOCATIONS in over 10,000 communities across the country. The Granite YMCA is comprised of seven facility locations and two overnight camps.
    • 11 MILLION PEOPLE of all ages, incomes, backgrounds, and abilities come to the Y to learn, grow and thrive. The Granite YMCA serves 30,000+ individuals annually.
    • 233,000 VOLUNTEERS of all ages,
The Granite YMCA