First Coast YMCA

About First Coast YMCA

The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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 grow and thrive.

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, more youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Healthy Living

Improving the community’s health and well-being.

In our community, the Y is a leading voice on healthy and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, more youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Our Y has been listening and responding to our community’s most critical social needs for more than 100 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through community service, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policy makers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through our Y, hundreds of volunteers and donors, leaders and partners are empowering thousands of people in Northeast Florida to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.


Sport Expert

July 2019 - August 2019 Jacksonville, FL
“The people I had the opportunity to learn from. They were great and beyond helpful. I also enjoyed working hands on with the youth sport and helping with summer camps.”

Childcare Worker

May 2018 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
“I loved the staff I worked with, along with the parents of the children. The parents are so nice and helpful in any accommodations the Kid Zone needed!”
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