Welcome to the Y

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

YMCA Announcements

Y Stories

Lexington Mom Sheds 240 Pounds With Help of YMCA
Sandy Alva

Exercising at the Orthman Community YMCA provided the boost that Sandy Alva needed to shed the last 180 pounds of her 240-pound weight-loss journey.

Friends Help Each Other Live Healthier at YMCA
Valerie D'Amato, Kelli Chatwin, Jennifer Hammond

Three Holdrege friends found a way to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. They joined the Don Sjogren Community YMCA, together, and have found improved health and social connection.

Pickleball Provides Social & Physical Health Benefits
Gothenburg Pickleball Players

Pickleball is a sport that is gaining momentum at all three local YMCA branches.

Exercise Part of the Job for Local Police Officers
Troy Reutlinger and Luis Nunez

Daily exercise is proven to save lives. But, for local law enforcement officers, those workouts are even more important to saving lives.

Counselor Returns to YMCA Role After Tragic Accident
Mersades Wisner

After a tragic car accident left a former YMCA camper and counselor paralyzed from the waist down, she found a home again at the Don Sjogren Community YMCA.