The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina serves Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Yadkin & Wilkes Counties. We have a passion for serving people of all ages, races and religions. We also offer financial assistance to those who otherwise cannot afford programs, services or membership fees at any of our locations.

Our mission: “Helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.”

Areas of Focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility

What's Happening at the Y

» YMCA Volunteers of the Year

The Y couldn’t exist without the support of volunteers. These members of the community give their time, talent and treasure to make the Y’s work possible. From coaching a youth sports team to gathering community support for a Y program, the people recognized below truly believe in our mission of “Helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.”


» Wilkes Family YMCA Hosts Celebrates Opening of New Expansion

The Wilkes Family YMCA hosted a ribbon cutting event on June 2 to celebrate the opening of the new expansion at the Y, featuring an expanded Wellness Center and Group Exercise Room.


» YMCA of Northwest North Carolina names Norm Potter Chief Volunteer Officer

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced Norm Potter will serve as Chief Volunteer Officer and Board Chair during the 2015-2016 term. Norm is a long-standing Y volunteer and Vice President, Development & Alumni Affairs, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


» Red Triangle Society Inductee: Jim Smoak

The Red Triangle Society was established in 2002 and induction into the Society is the highest honor a Y volunteer can receive. Recipients demonstrate long-term and significant commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the YMCA mission. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is pleased to induct Jim Smoak into the Red Triangle Society.


Mission Moments

  • By Stokes Member Martha Ferguson

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  • Our latest inspirational story from the Yadkin Family YMCA comes from Ashlyn Byerly!

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  • Click here to read Yadkin Family YMCA Member Suzanne West’s story.

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  • Yadkin Family YMCA Member, Iowa Chapman, shares his story:
    That’s me when I started going to Yadkin Family YMCA in 2009. I’ve been going ever since, 3 to 6 times weekly. I wanted to be off all diabetic medications. I’m currently not taking any, the diabetes doctor said if I go 6 more months with a1c where it is, he will mark my diabetes as resolved!

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