Inclusion Statement

The Watertown Area YMCA believes that all people have the right to take an active role in the Y community through participation and/or contribution.  

We will try to accomplish this by developing universally designed activities and opportunities. We believe people with varying abilities share a common healthy spirit. We are confident that our Y can strengthen the foundations of community through a commitment to both the value and practice of diversity.  We recognize that inclusion is a process that will grow, develop and become more effective through the efforts of staff, volunteers, membership and the greater community.

Members and program participants who come to the Y with varying abilities are encouraged to contact the Inclusion Specialist to help identify opportunities that can be offered. It is the intent of the Watertown Area YMCA to include people of varying abilities to the extent that appropriate service and care can be provided.