YMCA Merged Logo
The merged emblem of the YMCA consists of a red triangle with the equal sides representing the essential unity of a human being – Spirit, Mind and Body. The outer circle expresses the eternal perfection of an individual, while the inner ring represents eternal friendship and love amongst people. The inscribed PX are the first two letters from ancient Greek language that stand for Christ. At the center of the emblem is placed a Bible opened to the passage, “That they all may be one.” (John 17:21)
YMCA Triangle Logo
In 1891, Luther H. Gulick, a physical education director at the United States National Council of YMCAs, proposed a red triangle as a simplified YMCA symbol mark. Several years later, the YMCA created a secondary logo for public use that incorporated the word YMCA into the logo itself. Symbolizing the full appreciation of Spirit, Mind and Body, the YMCA promotes a balanced and holistic approach to the well-being and growth of each individual. This logo has become recognized as the symbol of the YMCA throughout the world.