STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA
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Thank you to all who came out to participate in the 1st Annual Swim for Smith Swim Meet. Fun was had by all and over $1,000 was raised for the cause!
BACKPACK FOOD DRIVE - The Fitness Department is sponsoring a Backpack Food Drive to collect items for the 40 Backpacks distributed weekly to children in need of food over the weekends. Through the month of November we are asking members to bring in items to help with this outreach program. Read More
SPLASH AND DASH RESULTS - Official results for the Annual Splash and Dash Biathlon. Congrats to all who participate in this event!
AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPEN - Did you know the Y offers afterschool at the following locations: Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, Stanfield, West Stanly Middle, and the Y Pavilion. Read More
STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA LOCKER ROOM POLICY - Please be aware of the Stanly County Family YMCA locker room policy. Read More
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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!