Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is a non-profit organization that offers various programs including: child care, youth sports, water safety and swimming lessons, memberships, etc to the community in which they are located. The YMCA does not turn anyone away for the inability to pay.
The Pickens County YMCA was established in 1960 and has served the Easley, Pickens, and Powdersville communities through child care, youth sports, memberships, water safety and swimming lessons, and special events.
In 2015, we implemented Y Mentor Pickens County, a program designed to match members of the community with a student in a Pickens County school. We serve elementary, middle and high schools, so a mentor can serve where their comfot level is. Our intent is to provide a framework of support for students who need it most by meeting one on one for 30 minutes once a week for the entire school year.