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STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA


It's June... summer is almost here and the Y is now closed on Sundays!


Welcome to Stanly County Family YMCA!  At our Y, our goal is to serve

you and your family through a variety of programs.  Our friendly staff

are here to guide you to a wonderful experience.  If there is anything

that we can do to help, please look for our YMCA name tags and you

will find a well-trained, knowledgeable person to help.


Why the Y Blog

TOP FIVE REASONS KIDS SHOULD GO TO SUMMER DAY CAMP

Summer camp can be one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in achild’s life. Camp provides children with a community of caring mentors who provide experiential education that leads to self-respect and appreciation for life. All of the outcomes -  friendships, overcoming challenges, staying healthy and building character — prepare them for bigger, brighter lives down the road. In addition to great friendships and enduring memories, many important life skills are learned at camp. Here are five reasons kids should go to camp: Read more ...


FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYHelping Hands

We know that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. The Y responds to society’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions to help those in need to reach their full potential. We are also committed to inspiring a spirit of service by uniting individuals from all walks of life to participate in and work for positive social change. The Y.™ For a better us.™

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges, and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world. The Y understands the challenges that keep individuals from reaching their full potential and responds with services and support which help people to be self-reliant, productive and connected to the community. Each Y responds to the unique issues influencing the community and provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, quality of life and family services. Below are a few examples of how the Stanly County Family YMCA is providing support to our community.

THE BACKPACK PROGRAM

Reducing Childhood Hunger

The BACKPACK PROGRAM supplies deserving children with backpacks filled with healthy food each Friday. Children benefiting from this program leave school with food options throughout the weekend.   From January - June of this year, the Y provided 690 Backpacks through this program.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Reducing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Partnering with United Way of Stanly County, the Butterfly House, Stanly County Schools, Albemarle Police, and the Stanly County Health Department, the Y will educate adults across our community on childhood sexual abuse prevention. It is the goal of DARKNESS TO LIGHT to educate 2,000 adults. From January -June of this year, the Y educated 32 adults.

OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIPS

Supporting Neighbors in Need

When bad times arise and trouble sets in it is easy to retreat. Through the OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, the Y provides assistance to individuals, families, and seniors who need a little extra help to participate in Y membership and/or programs. From January - July, 993 individuals benefited from some type of financial scholarship from the Stanly County Family YMCA.

SECOND GRADE LEARN TO SWIM

Reducing Childhood Drowning

SECOND GRADE LEARN TO SWIM provides a 5-week Learn to Swim program to second graders across the county. The participating elementary schools come to the Y during the school day and learn to swim. Through this program, the Y hopes to reduce the risk of drowning in children across Stanly County. Last school year, 460 2nd Graders Learned to Swim through this program. We are delighted to announce that this school year, we will have the opportunity to teach 100% of the 2nd Graders in the Stanly County School System through this program!

SUNDAY LUNCH PROGRAM

Feeding the Hungry

The SUNDAY LUNCH PROGRAM provides a warm meal to the hungry on Sunday mornings and holidays at the Community Table in Albemarle. From January - June, 3,296 plates were served through this program!

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.