About Your Y

Our Mission:

We serve all people through programs and services that build spirit, mind, and body with a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

Our Cause:

Strengthening the Foundation of our Community.

Our Vision:

A community where everyone is welcome and thriving.

Our Values:

We promote four core values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, HONESTY, and CARING in all the work we do at the Y.

Our Focus Areas:

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child, youth and teen.

Healthy Living

Improving our community’s health and well-being.

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

We believe that all children, youth and teens deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Children, youth, teens, adults, families and seniors are receiving the support, guidance and resources they need to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs since 1885. Through the Y, volunteers and donors, leaders and partners across the Monadnock Region are empowering the community to be inclusive, confident, connected and secure.
Youth Development Healthy Living Social Responsibility
Childcare & Pre-School: We serve 180 children every day through our learning center and afterschool program age 6 weeks – 5th grade. A significant number of our children are families most in need in our community.

Camp: We offer a variety of summer day camps from traditional day camp to specialized sports and interest camps. We emphasize social  & wellness engagement opportunities.

Education & Leadership: We offer programs steeped in science and the humanities, homeschool enrichment  programs, as well as youth and teen leadership clubs.

Swim, Sports & Play: We offer progressive programs in youth sports, swim lessons, climbing classes, gymnastics, competitive gymnastics and swimming. We emphasize fair play and leadership development using the wellness model.


Family Time: We offer monthly family events including parent-child classes and family wellness programs. We want all families to be healthy, nurturing and well.

Health, Well-Being, Fitness and Inclusion: We offer a variety of group exercise classes, water fitness, martial arts, personalized wellness programs, personal training and fencing. Our commitment to inclusivity means we offer specialized programs for people with physical and mental health challenges.

Sports & Recreation: We offer adult recreational sports including basketball, volleyball, squash,    racquetball, climbing and swimming.

Group Interest: We offer clubs and social activities for people of varying ages and interests. We encourage teen & adult interaction through sports.

Community Impact Events: We offer free education, awareness and training opportunities to address the challenges identified by our community. These collaborative events are open to the public and in partnership with local and statewide organizations.

Volunteerism & Giving: The Y empowers our community by inspiring members and citizens to donate and take volunteer leadership roles in annual giving, charitable events and Y programs. In this way, the Y brings people together from all walks of life to help those most in need in the Monadnock Region.

Advocacy: The Y understands that advocacy and policy is the key to addressing the socio-economic challenges in our community. We take a leadership role in leading change with our local and statewide partners including the NH Y Alliance. We train our community in advocacy skills and host legislative events.

Our Board:

The Keene Family is a not-for-profit community service organization which has no private owners or stockholders. The Y is governed by a board of community volunteers who represent the Y’s service area.

  • Mike Hoefer, President
  • Dave Therrien, Vice President
  • Beth Wright, Treasurer
  • Cheryl Belair, Secretary
  • Kathy Chelstowski
  • Mark Fryberger
  • Jennie Gryczka
  • Christopher Hamblet
  • Joe Hoppock
  • Jay Noseworthy
  • Dr. John Schlegelmilch
  • James Watson
  • Devoney Erickson

The Keene Family YMCA Strategic Roadmap

Financial Statements

All financial statements, including the Annual Audit, By-Laws, and 990 Form, are available from the Keene Family YMCA Finance Office. Please contact Tammie Patnode,  Finance Director, for more information.

Our Partners: