The Mission of the Osage Prairie YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Who We Are

Established in Nevada, MO, we are an organization like no other. The Osage Prairie YMCA has been the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by empowering young people, improving the health and well-being of people of all ages and inspiring action in and across our community since 1996. Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y is dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

Strengthening community is our cause. We know that a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. By connecting people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

The Osage Prairie YMCA is committed to be an organization that serves our entire community. We not only accept our differences but embrace them in all that we do; with our staff and volunteers, our members, our programs, and the community we serve. We believe that inclusiveness makes us a stronger and more impactful organization as we strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome.

What We Do

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and our community to learn, grow, and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves our community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.

How We Do It

  • There is no other non-profit quite like the Y. That’s because across our community, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
  • We are community centered. Since 1996, we’ve been listening and responding to the needs of our community.
  • We bring people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • We nurture potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
  • We deliver progress. We mobilize the members of our community to effect lasting and meaningful change.

Our Values

Our values unite us as a community. They are shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, our interactions with each other, our programs and curriculum, and our decision-making.

  • Caring – Show a sincere concern for others.
  • Honesty – Be truthful in what you say and do.
  • Respect – Follow the Golden Rule. Treat others as you wish to be treated.
  • Responsibility – Be accountable for your promises and actions.

The Y is More Than a Place – It’s a Purpose

Youth Development

We are committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen in the community. We provide a safe and supportive environment where young people can learn, grow, and thrive. We offer a variety of youth programs through childcare & day camp, education & leadership, and swim, sports, and play.

Healthy Living

We promote healthy living by encouraging individuals of all ages to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We provide the support, guidance, and resources needed to acquire a healthy spirit, mind, and body. This is achieved by connecting individuals to programs for fitness, sports & recreation, group interests, and family time.

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Social Responsibility

We know that we are stronger when we work together. We provide programs and opportunities for people to come together for the common good of our community. We help our neighbors reach their fullest potential through programs in advocacy, community outreach, and volunteerism and giving.

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