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.


Prayer Breakfast

Please join the YMCA and area Churches to celebrate hope. Community is welcomed, tickets are available. Donations made will benefit the Strong Kids Campaign. Area Churches have come together with the  YMCA to pray together. Please save the date.  Hope to see you there. Keynote Speaker—Aaron Hull, Chief of Border Patrol.


Impact Report

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The YMCA of El Paso has impacted the community of El Paso for over 133 years. We are the sixth oldest organization in El Paso. The YMCA started out as a Bible study group to keep men away from the “attractiveness of vices”, our mission has not changed. Screen time, sedentary life style, poor diets, etc. have been our “vices” today.

Active Older Adults


Swim Lessons

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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.

A Smoke Free Paso del Norte (ASFPdN) is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) leads, leverages and invests in initiatives, programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region.


Alcohol is the leading drug among El Paso young people, according to a new report from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Underage Drinking in El Paso - A status report was commissioned by the Foundation’s Shift+ initiative. The goals of the initiative are to reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in the Paso del Norte region.

According to the report, more than 28% of 9th graders reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. About 17% reported binge drinking, or having 5 or more drinks in a row on one occasion. And another study showed that 56% of 12th graders and 30% of 9th graders said that alcohol was at “most or all of the parties they attend”.

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.