About Us


Our History
 The Edwin W. Brown Family YMCA is a non-profit organization, which has been serving the Palm Beach community since 1917. Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, the Brown Family YMCA encompasses 17 acres, and includes a fitness center, a skate park, preschool and after-school care,  a group exercise room and an aquatic center. On a walk through the branch you may find parents smiling because of their infant’s new aquatic survival skills, or seniors chatting in the hall after their Silver Sneakers class. You can cheer your child in a soccer practice or be involved in watching the swim team.

Throughout all the YMCA’s programs, the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are displayed and expected.


Our Mission
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Our Promise (Our Cause)

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


Our Position (Who We Are)

The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility..


Areas of Focus

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the
Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Improving the nation’s health and well-being.
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. 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. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for more than 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 600,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people in the U.S. and around the world to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

About Us