For The Community

At the Y, strengthening our community is our cause. Every day we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

Listed below are some of the Signature Programs the Southeastern Indiana YMCA hosts to support our friends and neighbors.



Area schools play each other in a charity basketball tournament. The money raised goes to the American Cancer Society and the Y’s Annual Campaign.

Kids Kick Drugs / Karate Day

SIYMCA Kids Kick Drugs

In an effort to combat substance abuse, children ages 5-12 are invited to come to the Y for a fun day of Karate activities and demonstrations. They also hear from guest speakers including local police officers, doctors, and health care professionals.

Free 6th Grade Memberships


Area 6th Graders from Ripley and Franklin Counties enjoy all of the amenities of a Y membership during their 6th grade year in school at no cost!

Community Non-Profits are Welome

Non-profit organizations in the community can have use of our Conference Rooms at no charge for meetings and presentations. Organizations we have helped include Relay for Life, Girls on the Run, Batesville Football and Baseball Leagues, and Food & Growers Association

Community Group Support through Memberships and Passes

Organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Safe Passage, and the Yes Home are provided passes and memberships to benefit individuals they serve.

Community Blood Drive Host

Throughout the year, the YMCA is a host site for Community blood drives.

Childcare Subsidy Program

A portion of the funds raised during our annual campaign go to provide child care for families who are experiencing a financial hardship.

Special Needs (ROD) Students


Special Needs Junior High and Senior High School students visit monthly from Batesville, South Ripley, Milan, Lawrenceburg, and Sunman-Dearborn to enjoy the amenities of the YMCA at a low cost.