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About the Y

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

The Y is a nonprofit, community service organization with a focus on strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y makes sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, religion or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. 

Our Cause Defines Us

At the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors, regardless of age, income or background, to make sure everyone has the opportunity to grow and thrive.

Our Impact is Felt Everyday

At the Y, we build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all through our mission to put Christian principles into practice. Our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, a mentor inspires a child and the community joins together for the common good. 

Opportunities for All

At the Y, everyone is welcome. We enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, enable families to have fun together, empower people to live healthier, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic.

Our Areas of Focus

At the Y, we are a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. We become a strong community by investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors.


YMCA of the Capital Area

Since 1917, the YMCA of the Capital Area has been serving the community with programs and services that meet the needs of the people. Each branch, or extension, is unique in its offerings. Your membership allows you to use all nine facilities in the Capital Area, including Addis.

The YMCA of the Capital Area is committed to reaching farther and working harder to meet the diverse need of the community. This could not be done without the support of our volunteers in our communities.

Map of all YMCA locations across the U.S.

Corporate Info

350 S. Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-923-0653 phone
225-924-3609 fax


Corporate Links


Financial Assistance Info

Financial Assistance is available for all YMCA programs upon request, based on financial need and availability of funds.
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