About Us

Our Mission

Under The Guidance Of Christian Principles, The Joplin Family Y Seeks To Serve The Community By Providing An Environment And Activities That Enable All People To Achieve Their Full Potential Through The Development Of Spirit, Mind And Body.

Focus Areas

  • Youth Development: Empowering young people to reach their full potential.

  • Healthy Living: Improving individual and community well-being.

  • Social Responsibility: Providing support and inspiring action in our communities.

Founded in 1891, the Joplin Family Y is a member-supported, nonprofit organization committed to serving Joplin, MO, and the surrounding area. We build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through our full-service fitness facility that offers fitness equipment, nutritional counseling, personal training and group exercise classes. In addition, we are one of the largest providers of childcare in the community, serving children ages 5 through 12 years of age through afterschool care and day camp services.

Financial Assistance

We believe that we have something special at the Y.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors and corporate sponsors, we are able to provide financial aid to those who might not otherwise be able to be a part of our Y family through our Open Doors program.

If you are in need of financial aid for membership or programs, please contact us!

Our Staff

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our Board of Directors

The Joplin Family Y Board of Directors is comprised of caring volunteers who invest their time and talents into our YMCA to further the impact in our communities.