Character Development is the YMCA’s “Mission in Action!”
By emphasizing character development in all of our programs, we challenge youth and adults to accept and demonstrate positive values. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
The Daviess County Family YMCA staff teaches, models and implements the four character traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect and
Responsibility in all facets of our programs.
- Caring is to put others before yourself, to love others, to be sensitive to the well-being of others, to help others. “My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.”- John 15:12
- Honesty is to tell the truth, to act in such a way that you are worthy of trust, to have integrity, to make sure your choices match up with your values. “No one believes a liar, but everyone respects the words of an honest man.”- Proverbs 21:28
- Respect is to treat people the same way you want them to treat you and to value the worth of every person. “Treat people the same way you want them to treat you.”- Matthew 7:12a
- Responsibility is to do what you should, to do what is right, to be accountable to your behavior and obligations. – “…each one should carry his own load.”-Galatians 6:5