Celebrating 109 Years in Wenatchee
Over one hundred years ago, a group of people met to discuss the needs of boys and young men in Wenatchee and decided the organization of a Young Men’s Christian Association could give direction to the leisure time of youth and stimulate the development of Christian character. Programs have changed over the years, but the YMCA’s commitment to kids and community has seen it through two world wars, the depression, a variety of social struggles and multiple economic downturns.
Throughout its history, the YMCA has been blessed with community leaders who had the capacity to dream big dreams and were then willing to commit themselves to the fulfillment of those dreams. It is our sincere hope that our Centennial celebration inspires future generations to build upon the firm foundation of the Wenatchee Valley YMCA’s first 100 years.