The Y: For a better us.

For more than 130 years, the YMCA of Northwest Florida has served Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, creating opportunities for men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds to come together to learn, grow and thrive. Through our programs, each year more than 12,000 people have a chance to enrich their spirit, mind and body.

As the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we welcome a diverse membership that includes all ages, genders, races, religions, abilities and incomes. At the Y, you can make new friends, renew old friendships and help make Northwest Florida a better place to live.At the Y, everybody belongs!

For Youth Development

Nurturing the Potential of Every Child & Teen

For Healthy Living

Improving the Nation's Health and Well-Being

For Social Responsibility

Giving Back & Supporting Our Neighbors

Check Out What's Happening Around Your Y


The parking garage across the street from downtown's Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA is now OPEN for all members. We're excited to expand the availability and safety of your parking experience while you're visiting our new facility.

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Our newsletter comes out on the first of every month with the latest information about programs, events and classes. We feature sound advice and wellness education to help you on your journey to healthy living. Plus each issue features a close-up look at the people who make our Y a dynamic and active community.

Y Kids Enjoy Sailing The Satori

Thanks to our friends at the Satori Foundation, youth from the Northeast Branch Summer Day Camp enjoyed a day of learning and adventure through sailing. The Satori Foundation's mission is to inspire interest in and encourage and promote the sport of sailing and yachting and a broad range of maritime activities. The Foundation offers educational and training programs for the sports of sailing and yachting, for seamanship and for maritime education. Housed at the Pensacola Yacht Club, the Foundation offers one-day sailing trips to introduce the sport to youth and to link STEM principles to the sport. Started with the initial donation of the beautiful sailboat Satori by Tom and Carol Patterson, the Foundation now includes multiple vessels and engages experience volunteers to deliver programs.

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.