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To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The YMCA Youth Services Outreach branch on Beaverdam Road, provides a wide range of programs and services. These include childcare for school age children, leadership development and a wide range of outreach services for at risk youth. A converted farmhouse houses administrative staff, childcare and outreach programs, while the 8 acre plot contains soccer fields, a playground, an outdoor challenge ropes course and a climbing wall.
In the Fall of 2006 the YMCA took on the operations of providing school age child care in all 16 Buncombe County elementary schools. This program opened the door to serving over 800 families and close to 1200 children during the school year. This program will also extend into the summer at five different schools in the five different school districts.
The most important measure of the YMCA is the impact it has on the lives of the people and communities it serves. Together, these diverse groups find a place of welcome and belonging at the YMCA of Western North Carolina- an organization that builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Through our five centers, 23 childcare sites and 200-plus programs throughout the community, the YMCA positively impacts people of all ages, races, faiths and economic backgrounds.