In 1876, Seattle pioneers Dexter Horton, Rolland Denny, and Catherine Maynard began meeting regularly to discuss strengthening their rapidly growing community, especially for the young. On August 7, 1876, they formally established the YMCA of Greater Seattle.

The same spirit of collaboration that united Seattle’s first families has been passed from generation to generation, as the Y continues to nurture youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Today, the YMCA of Greater Seattle has grown to include 14 branches, 2 overnight camps, and numerous partnerships, and facilities across the region.

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