The Y is a leading non-profit in the United States committed to strengthening communities through youth development – nurturing the potential of every child and teen; healthy living – aiming to improve the nation’s health and well-being; and social responsibility – giving back and providing support to neighbours. The Y has 2,700 locations in 10,000 communities across the country. Some 22 million people come to the Y to learn, grow and thrive. More than 500,000 volunteers are personally vested in strengthening their communities. It has 20,000 full-time staff and 1,518 YMCAs serve low-income communities.