The Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties has been putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all since 1892.


The Y’s Commitment to America is developing new generations of changemakers who will create communities we all want to live in. We envision communities where all people achieve health, gain confidence, make connections and feel secure at every stage of life.


The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.


Respect: Treat each other as we’d all like to be treated

Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and action

Caring: Show a sincere concern for others

Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do


Sam Carroll, who led the YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties from near-bankruptcy to a new building project, is retiring in October. Timothy Sinatra will take his place. https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2020/06/29/salem-ymca-marion-polk-counties-ceo-sam-carroll-retiring/3279080001/