YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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YMCA of El Paso

The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


Turkey Trot

Dust off your running shoes (or walking shoes), grab your family and friends and join 1,400 other Thanksgiving morning early risers at the 40th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot along the Sun Bowl Parade Route.  Starting from humble beginnings in 1977, the Turkey Trot has grown into the undisputed "Way to Begin Thanksgiving Day" for hundreds of local families as well as those who travel from across nation to share in our great event.

Dodgeball Tournament


Swim Lessons

The YMCA Swim Lesson Curriculum is a core group of aquatic skills every person needs to be safe around water. As the foundation of our program, these skills allow students to learn correct swim stroke techniques. Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy learning to swim and water safety.

Youth Sports

YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators by contributing their time as volunteer coaches and team parents as well as being their kid’s number one fan.

Kennedy Community

This is the beginning of a new partnership. The Loya Family YMCA will begin with youth programs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to help youth have a safe place to play and gather. This will lead into more programs for the youth and adults. Our first priority is to serve the residents at both the Kennedy Brothers Complex and Kennedy Estates but we will also serve the surrounding community.


Mobile App

Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while on the other side of town—and where is that Y branch in this neighborhood anyway? With the Y's mobile app, all this and more is a smartphone away!


In 2014-2015,  30 people from diverse organizations in El Paso and Southern New Mexico met for a full day each month to learn about public policy and the science of alcohol prevention, alcohol marketing and its effect on youth, and evidence-based interventions to reduce underage and binge drinking. Participants also conducted assessments of their local environments to identify factors that contribute to alcohol risk and consequences in their communities. Most importantly, with what we learned and with existing local and national data, participants have identified strategies to address these specific risk factors in our region.

We now have a well-connected network of individuals who are trained in alcohol prevention and advocacy and are motivated to make a difference in their communities! We’re working to reduce social access to alcohol among youth, and reduce risk factors in alcohol retail establishments.

If you're interested in becoming involved in regional alcohol policy advocacy work, we'd like to hear from you!

LiveStrong at The YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal". The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.