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Inspiring all people to a healthy life - in spirit, mind and body is the mission that guides the work of the YMCA of Superior California. More than a pool or gym, the Y is a cause dedicated to the positive development of youth, healthy living for people of all ages, and social responsibility in addressing the critical needs of the communities we serve. With programs from athletics to advocacy, dance to disease prevention, and cycling to child care, the Y doesn’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen communities.

The YMCA of Superior California was formed as a result of the merger of the Yolo County, Yuba-Sutter, Oroville and Greater Sacramento YMCAs and now encompasses five service areas - Sacramento, Yolo, Oroville, Gold Country, and Fair Oaks; each volunteer-led, and each a powerful advocate for the needs of children, families and individuals in their communities. We are the continuation of a 150 year legacy of providing values-based programs for youth, teens, adults and seniors at YMCA facilities and program sites throughout the region. And, while our programs are based on the unique needs and interests of the communities in which they reside, each of our Y’s has one thing in common: our people. The volunteers, staff, members and donors of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to strengthening community and ensuring that everyone - regardless of age, income, or background - has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Because, we believe that opportunity shouldn't be a privilege. Together, we ensure it's a right.


Inspire all to a healthy life - in spirit, mind and body.


Our core values unite us as a movement. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions and decision-making. The four values of the Y:

» Caring: Show a sincere concern for others
» Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do
» Respect: Follow the golden rule
» Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and actions


To advance our mission and seek to strengthen the foundations of community by serving youth, teens, families and seniors through programs that improve quality of life, provide a foundation for healthy living, build relationships with others, demonstrate positive values and preserve important services/activities in the community.


We believe that our strength comes from our differences and diversity. With humility and grace, we are committed to providing an open, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment for all.


HEALTHY LIVING: With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, social skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.