Our Community Impact
In 2022, 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.
- 270 middle and high school students were provided with a safe space to go outside of school hours through the newly launched Reaching Our Potential teen membership program.
- 1,584 children participated in our fun and enriching Before and After School Academies in the 2021-2022 school year.
- 220 students from Title-I schools participated in our free Summer Learning Academies.
- Nearly 55,000 meals were served to 2,720 young people in our Summer Day Camps.
- 1,568 campers experienced adventure and the great outdoors during overnight camp at YMCA Camp Hanes, while another 830 campers attended day camp.
- 797 youth in the Latino Achievers, Black Achievers, Youth & Government, and Youth Achievers programs learned about the tools needed for success in higher education and career opportunities in the 2021-2022 school year.
- 50 blood drives were hosted across the Association and 1,125 pints of blood were collected, saving 3,375 lives.
- 86% of YMCA Literacy participants improved their English language, job, and interpersonal skills in 2022.