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Our Community Impact

In 2023, the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina continued to provide meaningful services to our members and community via our 17 branches in Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties, which includes YMCA Youth Development, YMCA Sports, and YMCA Camp Hanes.

We launched new community programs, invested in our facilities and equipment, and continued to demonstrate that the Y is a safe place for all to focus on their health — spiritually, mentally and physically.

  • $1,534,054 in financial scholarships were given for memberships and programs. 
  • We spent $900,000 on new equipment for our members, potential members and guests.
  • 800 middle and high school students were provided with a safe space to go outside of school hours through the Reaching Our Potential teen membership program.
  • 1,442 children participated in our fun and enriching Before and After School Academies in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • 184 students from Title-I schools participated in our free Summer Learning Academies.
  • Nearly 58,000 meals were served to 2,800 young people in our Summer Day Camps.
  • 1,462 campers experienced adventure and the great outdoors during overnight camp at YMCA Camp Hanes, while another 755 campers attended day camp.
  • 704 youth in the Latino Achievers and Black Achievers programs learned about the tools needed for success in higher education and career opportunities in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • 143 Youth and Government delegates gained a deep understanding of the importance of civic literacy, advocacy, and state government. 
  • 62 blood drives were hosted across the Association and 1,428 pints of blood were collected, saving 4,284 lives.
  • 94% of YMCA Literacy participants improved their English language, job, and interpersonal skills in 2022.

Read more here about our Community Network.

Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."