Jerry Long Family YMCA
The Jerry Long Family YMCA is a cornerstone of the Clemmons-Lewisville community. Committed to youth development through a wide range of sports, aquatic, afterschool and camp programs, the Y also provides a comprehensive Wellness Center, group exercise classes and free Wellness Orientation for new members. Host to LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, the Clemmons Farmer’s Market and SilverSneakers® programs, the Y stands for social responsibility.
**Parking Lot Paving Underway: Alternate Parking available in the Overflow lot to the left of the YMCA. Please scroll down for more info.
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Hours of Operation
Mon – Thurs: 5:00am – 10:00pm
Upstairs Wellness Center Hours
Mon & Wed: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Child Watch Hours
Y Kids’ Club
Address & Phone
1150 S. Peace Haven Road
Phone: (336) 712-2000
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.
Please Excuse the Paving: Alternate Parking
Our parking lot at the Jerry Long Family YMCA is being paved in sections over the next 5-6 weeks. During this time, please park in overflow parking (to the left of the YMCA). We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
CHANGE TODAY FOR A HEALTHIER FUTURE
An estimated one of every three U.S. adults has prediabetes, yet just 7% of those with prediabetes know they have it.
Are you or someone you know at risk? Take the quiz now to find out.
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.
The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.
Click here for additional information.
Charity Of the Quarter
Clemmons Food Pantry is a local non-profit organization providing supplemental groceries to residents of Forsyth County in financial need. The Pantry serves over 600 families each month on average. There are no paid employees and 81 cents of every dollar donated is used to purchase groceries from Second Harvest Food Bank or local grocers; the remaining funds pay for rent, utilities, etc
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.
Share Your Thoughts
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.