The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina serves Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Yadkin & Wilkes Counties. We have a passion for serving people of all ages, races and religions. We also offer financial assistance to those who otherwise cannot afford programs, services or membership fees at any of our locations.
Our mission: “Helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.”
Areas of Focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility
What's Happening at the Y
The Y is so much more than a place. With programs from A to Z-like athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism-we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen our community. When you give to the Y, your gift stays in your community. It will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community. Together, we’ll take on many of the greatest challenges facing our young people, our health and our community.
A great summer camp experience can have positive effects on a child that last long after summer ends. As parents, we want the best for our children’s development. YMCA camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to meet new friends, explore nature, discover new interests, be physically active and create memories that last a lifetime.
YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building. We look forward to helping your child reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body that promotes the fun aspect in participating in sports.
The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has signed a 10,000-square-foot lease agreement to open an express branch in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the fast emerging hub for innovation in biomedical science and information technology.
O.T. Fowler has been a member of the Y for 80 years. His sister took him to the Spruce Street YMCA when he was just 7 years old. He played games with other children and took swim lessons. “When I was a kid, the greatest thing was having a place to go and do activities. Without that I would have been in trouble,” O.T. says.
October 27th was a very special day for our YMCA as we celebrated the 125th Anniversary serving our community. Founded in 1888 by the visionary leadership of William Blair, Edward Rondthaler, Walter Spaugh and Madison Stockton, the Winston Y got its start with 129 charter members in the Jacobs Building which used to be located on 3rd and Main in downtown Winston-Salem. Today, our Y includes 14 branches, three YMCA Express locations, serving seven counties (Forsyth, Davie, Iredell, Yadkin, Stokes, Alexander and Wilkes). More than 144,000 members and program participants are active with our Y. We’ve come a long way in our first 125 years and eagerly look forward to serving the community for another 125 years.
I wanted to thank the YMCA for hosting today’s Apple Festival 5K. This was my first 5K ever and I had the best time! It has been my goal since 2009 to run a 5K. In 2009, I made a decision to become healthier and I lost 85 pounds just by walking in my neighborhood daily and limiting calories. I suffered a knee injury in 2009 that required physical therapy and I didn’t get to achieve my 5K goal that year.
Tim’s journey to wellness was more than just physical – it was also spiritual. Tim credits his trainer Allison Dodson, at the Stokes Family YMCA, with his success. It was through their relationship and Tim’s hard work that he has been able to lose 100 pounds in 17 months.