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

» YMCA Keeps Kids Learning All Summer Long

This summer, the Y is focused on preventing summer learning loss for hundreds of local children involved in YMCA Summer Day Camp and YMCA Summer Learning Academies. The free, five-week YMCA Summer Learning Academies will serve more than 300 children this year at five sites at Diggs-Latham, Old Town, Petree, and Kernersville Elementary Schools.


» YMCA Annual Backpack Campaign Now Accepting Donations

Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina are collecting backpacks and school supplies to help students start the school year ready to learn. Now through August 15, new members can join the Y for just $1 joining fee when they donate a new backpack. All supplies will be distributed through local nonprofit partners, schools, or the Y’s Bright Beginnings program.


» Time to register for Fall Sports at the Y!

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.


» YMCA Dedicates Champion Field on Land donated by HanesBrands

The Fulton Family YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, held a field dedication to celebrate the opening of the new Champion Field on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Champion Field was made possible thanks to a donation of 5.3 acres of land from HanesBrands to build a wellness park at the Fulton Family YMCA.


Mission Moments

  • Y member Jane Bodenhamer enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She was searching for information on how to enter a story and poem in the Senior Games Literacy Category when another category caught her eye. She spotted the Cheerleading category and it immediately brought back her high school cheerleading memories. Jane believes, “Once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader.” And that proved to be true.

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  • Cynthia Smith had always worked hard doing yard work, but never joined a fitness center. When her friends would ask if she wanted to go she would always say, “No, I don’t think so.” As a smoker for 41 years, Cynthia didn’t have the energy she once had and was not feeling well. That would all change after a major medical event and how she approached the recovery that followed.

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  • What Perry and Jean love most about the Stokes Family YMCA are the friendly staff and the many friends they share stories, jokes and songs with each time they visit. They both said, “There is something for everybody and it is a joy to get up and go to the Y!”

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  • 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.

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