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
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Brenner Children’s Hospital and William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA recently hosted a grand opening for Brenner FIT at the YMCA. The healthy living education center is housed onsite at the YMCA and includes a teaching kitchen and classrooms to provide health education, research, and outreach for the community and families.
The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run date is set! Join us December 7, 2013 for the 30th Annual Event. Click here for more info and to register!
The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has hired Walt Corbean to serve as the organization’s new Vice President of Membership Development. In this role, Walt will be focused on growing the YMCA’s corporate membership base, as well as promoting the new express branch in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, scheduled to open spring 2014.
In celebration of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s 125th Anniversary, we want to hear how the Y has impacted you or your family’s life. Share why you come to, work for, volunteer with, or give to the Y.
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.
A few years ago, I met a young man at a ceremony where his father was being deployed to Iraq. After talking with his mother, I learned that the young man was cautious about being around people and had issues with staying away from home due to dad’s deployment. Immediately I thought of the program at YMCA Camp Hanes that allows military children to attend a week of summer camp at no cost to the family. I shared this opportunity with the family, but Mom was unsure about sending her son to camp. She was nervous about him being away from home. The family made the decision for their son to attend YMCA Camp Hanes. They did not look back.