A not-for-profit community service organization, YMCA of the USA assists the more than 2,600 individual YMCAs across the country and represents them on both national and international levels. Local YMCAs are leading providers of child care in the US. The facilities also offer programs in aquatics, arts and humanities, education of new immigrants, health and fitness, and teen leadership. Overall, YMCAs serve about 21 million people across the US, which includes about 10 million children under the age of 17. The first YMCA in the US was established in 1851 as an outgrowth of the YMCA movement launched by George Williams in the UK in 1844.