Our Mission at the Y: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Do you know the reason why this worldwide movement began? Check out this video.
In 1844, George Williams founded the YMCA as a Bible Study aimed at “the improvement of the spiritual condition of young men” who he recognized lacked God in their lives. Together, he and ten men gathered in prayer for their co-workers and the community. The Sidney-Shelby Co. YMCA has remained committed to this heritage. William’s vision evolved into the YMCA Christian Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.