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WSFCS Website: Community Learning Centers For Students

As seen on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools website, click here for the full article and pictures. By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 – The logistical challenges at the Community Learning Center at Winston Lake YMCA are quite demanding. Each day, 34 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County students in kindergarten through seventh grade come to the Winston Lake


We Are Reopening Facility Operations

Welcome back! The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is thrilled to reopen our branches — with some restrictions — under Governor Cooper’s most recent Executive Order. Branches will open with modified services and amenities, enhanced cleaning protocols and new guidelines for members and staff. If you placed your membership on hold until we reopen, we


COVID-19 Safety Procedures

We can’t wait to see you again in person at the YMCA! Over the last few months, we’ve been consulting with state and local health officials to ensure that we can offer an enjoyable, safe experience at the Y.  For your safety and the safety of our staff, we have implemented new guidelines and safety precautions


E-Learning Academy – Registration Open!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN We are pleased to offer a distinctive, whole-student learning approach for K-12 students impacted by COVID-19. The E-Learning Academy will take place in multiple area YMCA facilities and has been designed to support the online education and instruction your student will receive from school this fall. The YMCA E-Learning Academy features: Safe,


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