The Manatee County Y respectfully responds to Manatee County regarding audit findings made public, July 2014.
Read the letter from our Board of Directors Chairperson.


The Y consists of men, women and children of all ages, from all walks of life joining together to strengthen the foundations of our community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential in children, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials necessary to learn, grow, and thrive. If you are not already part of the Y family, now is the best time to join! YMCA MISSION: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Something good, something refreshing, something that could change your life forever, is waiting for you at the Y! 


BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSED ON THANSKGIVING DAY ONLY. Normal hours on Friday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving to all from the staff at the Manatee County Y.


The Manatee County Y has been named the recipient of Books A Million 2014 Holiday Book Drive! Read more.


New Progams to check out at the Y!

Lakewood Ranch Branch:
Recliner to 5K/10K

Kids Run the Ranch

Bradenton Branch:
FREE Clinic for participants that sign up for the Winter Basketball League
Lifeguard Certification Course


We need you to help students in kindergarten through 3rd grade, who are struggling in reading every day. The YMCA READS! Program offers a freementoring program to help students to succeed in school. Becoming a volunteer/mentor is a very easy process. Just a few hours a week can make a huge difference in a child’s life, and you will find it very rewarding as well.  If you have a love for education and are able to commit to just 1-2 hours a week with our YMCA READS! Contact the Bradenton Branch at 792-7484 for more information.

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The YMCA MISSION: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.