Our Mission in Action

Strengthening the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Our Core Values

Show a sincere concern for others

Be truthful in what you say and do

Treat people the way they want to be treated

Be accountable for your promises and actions

Our Equity Statement

The La Crosse Area Family Y values individuals from diverse backgrounds working together to strengthen our community.  Our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility guide us as we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We strive to build an atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and respected, and where we all have the opportunity to reach our full potential.

Our Culture

Every day and in everything we do, we strive to create a culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing and determined for all our staff, members, program participants and volunteers.

Our Impact

Youth Development

Annually, we provide services to almost 8,000 youth in swim lessons, gymnastics, childcare, dance, inclusion programs, music, sports, martial arts, and more.

Healthy Living

On average, we serve nearly 200,000 meals and snacks annually to help fight hunger and fuel futures.

Social Responsibility

We provide more than $1 million in direct financial assistance annually, allowing nearly 25% of our members to participate at the Y.


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