Explore - Promise and Strategic Plan

Our Cause and Strategic Plan

We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.  We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.  That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in 10,000 communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


Strategic Plan: Vision 2025, Phase 1 (PDF)

Since 1908, the work of the First Coast Y has grown and evolved, but one thing has remained constant: our mission. It is our reason for being and a driving force behind our cause of strengthening the foundations of community.

It is an exciting time for us at the First Coast Y. Several months ago, we engaged volunteers, staff and key community stakeholders both at the association and the branch-level in a strategic planning process. The results led to a clarified vision centered on three strategic priorities that align with our brand: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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