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YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Repurposes Facilities and Staff to Support Community during Coronavirus Pandemic

(April 14, 2020) WINSTON-SALEM — Thanks to the generosity of members and supporters, many YMCAs across North Carolina have repurposed buildings and staff to support critical community needs during the coronavirus pandemic.  Honoring the recommendations of Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the 25 independent YMCA associations that make


YMCA Summer Learning Academy 2019 Results

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn and stay on track academically The YMCA’s Summer Learning Academies (SLAs) give students from Title-I schools an opportunity to learn and have fun in a structured environment — and help students from falling behind academically during the break from school. The program is focused on fighting what is


Healthy Weight and Your Child: Empowering Families to Live Healthier

Beginning in early September, the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina will offer a program to help combat a major health problem among our youth — childhood obesity. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is a community partner in addressing the needs and issues facing our community, such as the epidemic of obesity in our youth.


Association Spotlight: Lisa Beard

Lisa Beard has worked at the Wilkes Family YMCA for almost 7 years and is the Associate Engagement Director for Group Ex. And since then, she has become an integral part to the branch. She first got involved with the Y in Charlotte and was drawn in by the child care services. “The free child


Learning After the School Bell Rings: Before and After School Academy

A new school year is filled with potential—a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however—at the end of the school day, 1 in 5 children kids do not have someone to care for them after school, according to


Something for Every Swimmer with TYDE

The nationally-ranked TYDE Swim Team recently launched a new program structure. With the leadership of new head coach Bob Jennings the redesigned program is intended to better suit the needs of swimmers of all ages. “We saw a need to better target practice groups to meet the specific range of abilities and commitment levels among


YMCA Program Helps Refugee Women in Winston-Salem Start Businesses, Support Their Families

As seen in the Winston-Salem Journal, click here for the full article and pictures. Scissor snips filled the room at a Winston-Salem apartment complex as a group of refugee women put their creativity — and their new language skills — to the test. From yoga mat bags to paper earrings, their crafts will be sold


Help Us Keep You Safe And In the Know

Update your contact info and photo for a chance to win prizes! We need your information to ensure all members, especially children, are safe in our Ys at all times. We will also keep you in the loop with what’s happening at the Y. We never email more than a couple times a month and


1 year after tornado: Gift of $1 million will help with rebuilding of YMCA’s Camp Hanes

As seen in the Winston-Salem Journal, click here for the full article and pictures. One year ago today, a tornado with 125 mph winds tore through Camp Hanes, uprooting some 12,000 trees, shredding buildings, and tossing 5,000-pound heating and air-conditioning units into the air. The storm caused $1.5 million in damages at the YMCA of


YMCA Gears Up for the Best Summer Ever™

(May 2018) —The countdown to summer is on and kids aren’t the only ones looking forward to the summer months. YMCAs across Northwest North Carolina are getting ready for programming and activities that stimulate both mind and body, in an effort to help children have an amazing summer. “It’s important that children both play and