Did you know that basketball and volleyball were created by YMCA directors?
The Y was also the first organization to offer classes in English as a second language and to help new immigrants navigate American culture and resources.
With an early mission of uniting the mind, body, and spirit so that individuals could advance themselves, the YMCA began a movement that has contributed to the fabric of American society. Want to learn more?
For an in-depth look at the history and themes of the YMCA movement, watch this hour-long video from the History Channel posted on YouTube by the YMCA of Greater Richmond.