In 1963 The YMCA was established in Richardson. The Richardson YMCA is an integral part of the community, serving over 3,000 children annually. The Youth and Government Program offers hands on experience for around 60 teens as they learn the importance of community and leadership. For the past two years the Richardson Y has partnered with local churches and service organizations to provide an outreach soccer program for nearly 400 kids, who otherwise would not have the means to play organized soccer. The Richardson Y is focused on continuing to serve the needs of children and families in their community.