Ymca Here For GOOD


Our Mission: Building a community where all people especially, the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.


Our Cause
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.


Who We Are
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


What We Do
The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Our Impact
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.





Current program offerings

Youth Programs include: Middle school after school, swim team, swim lessons, drowning prevention, dance, cheer, flag football, tackle football, soccer, track & field, Cross country, martial arts, basketball, competitive basketball, 3 on 3 tournament, fun nights, teen nights, gymnastics, tumbling, gymnastics team, child watch, partnership with schools for get fit challenge, Healthy Kids Day

Adult & Senior Programs include: Many weekly fitness classes on land and in water, personal training, martial arts, swim club, run club, Triathlon, Half Marathon, 5K, Softball league, Volleyball league, weight loss challenge, get fit challenge, Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, senior fitness classes here, in pool and at senior center. Health Fairs at many local businesses and schools.  Payroll deduct option for many local businesses, CPR, First Aid & Lifeguard certification classes, Red Cross blood drive

Chronological History of the Shelby Family YMCA

1.       In 1952 Mrs. Richard L. Sheehe and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority initiated the efforts to establish a “Y” in Shelby.

2.       On December 8, 1952, a temporary Board of Directors met with Mr. Leigh Soule of The Ohio-West Virginia Area Council of YMCA’s staff to further discuss the possibility of establishing a permanent YMCA in Shelby.

3.       Bruce Archdeacon presided at the February 9, 1953 meeting as the new chairman of the YMCA board.

4.       On April 9, 1953, Mrs. Richard Sheehe of the Shelby Family YMCA was presented a charter by the Ohio-West Virginia Area Council of YMCA’s (office in Columbus, Ohio) recognizing this YMCA as an “Affiliated Community Committee”. It was the first time in the history of this Area council YMCA that such a charter as presented to a woman.

5.       A full-time professional secretary, Harry ter Braak, was employed on December 1, 1955.

6.       On April 6, 1956, having met the requirements for a city association as established by the National Council of the YMCA’s of the United States, and the Ohio-West Virginia Area Council, the Shelby Family YMCA was presented a charter recognizing it as an official city association.

7.       On March 13, 1957, having met the requirements for incorporation as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Ohio, the Shelby Family YMCA was incorporated.

8.       Prior to January of 1956, the Board of Directors met regularly twice each month.

9.       The Board, since January, 1956, meets in the first Monday of every month at 8 P.M.

10.      1976 Current building was erected after tremendous support from the community.



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3-4 Grade Boys Competitive Basketball
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