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Your kids could be forgetting what they learned at school this summer. That's why Lynchburg City Schools teamed up with the YMCA to offer a six week summer camp to help prevent summer learning loss. The downtown YMCA received grant money and lots of support from the community and then approached Lynchburg City Schools with the idea. The Y says the school system jumped on board and picked R.S. Payne Elementary School as a target area. They selected 20 kids and this week they started their first of six weeks of summer learning. This program focuses on math and reading.

Every student is getting swimming lessons, and each afternoon they have an activity- like going to the library or Amazement Square. The students are taught by certified city school teachers and assistants. It's a partnership the YMCA says they're thrilled to have.


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Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2014 Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament a success.   With the funds raised from this tournament we will able to help serve our community through opportunities like our Summer Learning Loss Prevention program, Outreach Swim Lessons, and many more.   Thank you to Ford Mays for sponsoring this years tournament and our various other sponsors who helped in making this event possible.

Thank you to everyone who made Storming of Thunder Ridge! for more information visit www.stormingofthunderridge.org.

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y celebrated Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Thank you Centra for sponsoring this great event.


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 financial assistance.