Our Community Impact
We’re proud to serve the people of Northwest North Carolina. In 2020, a year like no other, the Y continued to meet community needs and provide vital services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- We have 17 branches in Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, and Yadkin counties, which includes YMCA Youth Development, YMCA Aquatics, YMCA Sports, and YMCA Camp Hanes, that served our communities when they needed us the most.
- 1,465 young people participated in Summer Exploration Academies (day camps) at our branches and at YMCA Camp Hanes day camp, while 782 campers experienced adventure during overnight camp at YMCA Camp Hanes.
- 638 youth had a safe place to go to virtual school through the Y’s E-Learning Academies. 146 children of essential workers were provided emergency child care when schools closed in the spring.
- 1,368 youth in the Latino Achievers, Black Achievers, Youth & Government, and Youth Achievers programs learned about the tools needed for success in higher education and career opportunities. (This is the number of students enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year)
- 168,222 meals and 39,341 snacks were provided to address food insecurity among vulnerable populations.
- 1,101 pints of blood were collected at blood drives hosted across the Y association, saving 3303 lives. And since the pandemic, we’ve continued to host more drives, saving even more lives.
- 3,283 seniors received wellness calls to keep them connected to the Y during the pandemic.
- 228 adults worked with trained volunteers in the YMCA Literacy Initiative to receive tutoring in reading or English as a Second Language.