Fulton Family YMCA
Become part of the Fulton Family YMCA family, which offers a wide range of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs. Join us for swim lessons, summer camps, youth and adult sports, as well as other programs for the whole family. We have a vibrant community of SilverSneakers® who are part of our famous “Joy Club.” We give back to the community throughout the year and send care packages to troops every holiday season through our “Serve a Soldier” program.
Click here to check out our Program Guide
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Mon – Fri: 9am-12pm
Mon – Thurs: 5pm-8pm
Address & Phone
385 West Hanes Mill Rd.
Phone: (336) 661-1093
Summer Sports Jam
Join us on Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Summer Sports Jam!
If you are between the ages of 13-22 come participate in our Annual Summer Sports Jam for a night of friendly competition. Don’t want to participate? That’s fine too-Come cheer on our participants!
Free for spectators
$2 per person to participate in any or all events
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Tug of War
Dodge ball Tournament
DJ, Prizes and more…
Hot Dog Supper-$3 includes Hot Dog, Chips, Cookie and Drink
Register Now For Summer Camp
The summer months are just around the corner. Summer is meant to be filled with learning enrichment, new experiences, and making new friendships and memories that can last a lifetime. At the Y, we focus on programs that allow children to explore and get involved in activities that help them grow both mentally and physically.
Options available for all ages and many schedules and interests. Click here for more information, session dates and times, or to register.
Looking for a traditional resident camp experience? We have all that and more at the 400-acre Memory Maker YMCA Camp Hanes.
Adult COED Volleyball Spring 2013
YMCA Literacy Initiative
The YMCA Literacy Initiative invites all current volunteers and anyone interested in volunteering to attend any of the following training opportunities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat!
Reading Volunteer Training
You are invited to attend any or all of the following workshops, which will be held at Robinhood Rd Family YMCA on Fridays from 12 – 2. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us!
March 1: Using the Orton-Gillingham -based Sonday Reading System to help adults improve reading skills. Workshop Leader: Julie Weber
March 8: Introduction to Dyslexia and Helping Struggling Readers Divide Words into Syllables. Workshop Leader: Rebecca Clingman
Sue Stevens, Marianne Meyer, and Rebecca Clingman are all frequent speakers at national and regional conferences on dyslexia and reading. Please try to join us!
We would also like to make you aware of the upcoming International Dyslexia Association conference to be held at Summit School March 8 and 9. There will be a free session open to the public on Friday evening March 8 – for more information and to register, please go to http://nc-ida.com/
For more information, please contact Julie Weber (336) 776-0765 or email@example.com.
After almost three years of tutoring with the YMCA Literacy Initiative, Soon Ja Nam, a South Korean immigrant and small business owner, passed her citizenship test. Like many residents of Forsyth County, she needed stronger literacy skills to reach her goals. More than 20% of North Carolinians cannot read above a fifth-grade level or speak English well enough to help their children with homework.
The YMCA Literacy Initiative works to strengthen our community by training volunteer tutors to instruct adults in a self-paced, 40-hour literacy program. Volunteer tutors serve around 130 adult learners per year in one of two programs: Adult Reading and English as a Second Language. Click here to view our program brochure.
The Literacy Initiative was founded in 1990, by a partnership between the United Way of Forsyth County and Leadership Winston-Salem, with funding from the Winston-Salem Foundation. In 1993, the Literacy Initiative began training volunteer tutors to provide direct service to low-level readers in the community. In 1994, the organization absorbed the Forsyth County Literacy Council and the YMCA Literacy Initiative became the focal point of adult literacy coordination in the county. The ESL program was added in 2001 in response to the growth of the Latino community in Forsyth County, but with a mission to serve English language learners of all nationalities.
Today, the program is still grounded in volunteer-based, one-on-one tutoring. Since July 1, 2011, tutors have contributed over 3600 hours of their time tutoring adult learners! Most tutors and learners meet twice a week, for a total of around 3 hours, usually in a YMCA tutoring room. The Literacy Initiative has resource rooms conveniently located at the Robinhood Road, Fulton, William G. White (Central) and Winston Lake Family YMCA branches. Here, tutors and learners have access to a library of quality books, classroom materials and computers, as well as a quiet space to learn.
On both the Adult Reading and ESL sides of the program, diversity is a hallmark. In Adult Reading, learners come to the program at different stages of life; ages range from early 20s to 70s. Their individual goals vary from obtaining a GED to being able to read to their grandchildren. ESL learners come from all over the world, including countries like China, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, and Honduras. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have diverse goals. Some have advanced degrees in their home countries, some wish to prepare for job interviews, others want to be able to understand their children’s schoolwork. A few learners are preparing for citizenship applications, and some want to fine-tune their English pronunciation.
Each side of the program has its unique challenges, but the Literacy Initiative prepares volunteers with training, appropriate materials and ongoing support, to ensure the best experience for both learner and tutor. Anyone can be a tutor, no prior experience or foreign language skills are required. With patience, a little creativity and a desire to help others reach their goals, you can make a difference.
The need is larger than we are, we have a waiting list of learners across the city that need tutors. With increased volunteer support, we can expand our current programs even further, and pursue new partnerships, in specific areas like family literacy, workforce literacy and computer literacy.
Additional Information/ General literacy Links
Are you interested in hearing more about the YMCA Literacy Initiative? Does volunteering at the YMCA interest you? Please get in touch with us!
Contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 776-0765. Yoraima Medina coordinates the ESL Program (776-0765) email@example.com, and Bridgett Williams coordinates the Adult Reading Program (727-9850), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Now Accepting YMCA Secret Shoppers
We value you as a member and always welcome your feedback. Become a YMCA Secret Shopper to evaluate our facilities and help us continue to improve as an organization so we can deliver the very best member service possible.
If you’re interested in participating, please contact the Welcome Center for more information or apply at strategicreflections.com. You’ll work directly with Strategic Reflections, Inc., an independent customer research firm, to conduct “mystery shops” and receive compensation for evaluating the quality of your member experience at a YMCA branch in your area.
See the membership desk with any questions.
We have a challenge ladder for players of all levels to compete and improve. The system encourages players to play on a regular basis and to play as many different players as possible. The rules are simple:
- Participation points – 2 points for a win, 1 point for playing, 1 point for playing someone that you have not played within the last 30 days
- When you defeat a person with a higher rank, you get their rank
- Everyone on the ladder at that rank or lower goes down by one rank
To play, please go to www.racquetballchallenge.com
- Sign up and create a user account
- Go to ‘Find ladders’. Search for Winston-Salem, NC, USA and you will find ‘Fulton Family YMCA’
- Join our ladder, you can challenge others and submit results via the website