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The Wilmington Family YMCA is a non-profit association committed to a mission of supporting Judeo-Christian principles through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
YMCA Character Development traits - Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect (see below)
To be sensitive to the needs of others and go the extra mile.
To have integrity and build trust.
To do what is right and be accountable for your behavior and your obligations.
To value the worth of every person and treat others as you would like to be treated.
Girls on the Run and Stride are non-profit prevention programs that encourage pre-teen girls and boys to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The Wilmington Family YMCA administers Girls on the Run and STRIDE of Coastal Carolina and serves the counties Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Craven, and Carteret.
These programs aren’t just about finishing a race. They’re about developing a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living. Every participant learns valuable life lessons that include:
- nutrition and fitness
- goal setting
- communication skills
- making a difference
- working as a team
- character development