The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina serves Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Yadkin & Wilkes Counties. We have a passion for serving people of all ages, races and religions. We also offer financial assistance to those who otherwise cannot afford programs, services or membership fees at any of our locations.
Our mission: “Helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.”
Areas of Focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility
What's Happening at the Y
YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building. We look forward to helping your child reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body that promotes the fun aspect in participating in sports. There’s basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, indoor lacrosse and more!
In an effort to combat child hunger, the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina offered a free Summer Food Program, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. Combining food and fun, the program provides nutritious meals and snacks and fun learning enrichment activities to keep youth healthy, active and well-nourished all summer long. The program is open to kids ages 18 and under.
The Red Triangle Society was established in 2002 and induction into the Society is the highest honor a Y volunteer can receive. Recipients demonstrate long-term and significant commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the YMCA mission. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is pleased to induct Richard St. Clair into the Red Triangle Society.
Local students participating in the YMCA Youth and Government program were part of a collaborative effort to celebrate the grand opening of the Robinhood Road Family YMCA’s Community Garden and explore ways to fight the hunger crisis in the surrounding community.
Dr. Don Graham knew exactly what a prediabetes diagnosis could mean for his future. “I was shocked – it was an eye opener,” says Don, age 53, a Pulmonologist at Surry Medical Specialists. Hearing that he was pre-diabetic triggered a major lifestyle change including joining the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, a trained lifestyle coach introduces topics in a supportive, small-group environment and encourages participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.
Y member Jane Bodenhamer enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She was searching for information on how to enter a story and poem in the Senior Games Literacy Category when another category caught her eye. She spotted the Cheerleading category and it immediately brought back her high school cheerleading memories. Jane believes, “Once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader.” And that proved to be true.
Cynthia Smith had always worked hard doing yard work, but never joined a fitness center. When her friends would ask if she wanted to go she would always say, “No, I don’t think so.” As a smoker for 41 years, Cynthia didn’t have the energy she once had and was not feeling well. That would all change after a major medical event and how she approached the recovery that followed.
What Perry and Jean love most about the Stokes Family YMCA are the friendly staff and the many friends they share stories, jokes and songs with each time they visit. They both said, “There is something for everybody and it is a joy to get up and go to the Y!”