The Y. So Much More™
Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out.
Summer at the Y aims to ensure that our most vulnerable youth beat the odds that are stacked up against them. Families that are facing financial hardships can be sure that their children are safe and well cared for.
Nakesha's children had never been to the zoo, they had never had a vacation. Nakesha learned about programs at the Y, and knew that this is just what she and her kids needed, a place that cared, and wanted to see her and her family succeed.
She lost her daughter, her health was declining, and she had two young grandchildren in her care. Thomasine felt hopeless, that's when she turned to the YMCA of Central Virginia, where she found hope, and a new lease on life.
Beyond fitness facilities, we provide programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
CLOSING THE GAP.
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, the Y's Achievement Gap Programs is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
Intervention, enrichment activities, nutritious meals and a safe space during the summer means that kids can go back to school in the fall, feeling confident and empowered.
A SPACE FOR HEALING AND HOPE.
After a move that promised a fresh start, Rhonda found herself in a tough situation. Desperate to provide normalcy for her and her 4 children, she turned to the Y, only to find out later that she had cancer.
Through relationship forged at the Y, people find hope, healing, a sense of belonging and a place where they can pursue their quest for a full and healthy life.