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

» Put More Spring In Your Spirit With a $0 Joining Fee

Spring is a great time to join the Y! Tell your friends – now through April 30 they can join for $0 joining fee. And if you already belong to the Y and refer a friend, you’ll get $25 off your next month’s dues.


» Free Healthy Kids Events to Help Kids Exercise Minds and Bodies

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is holding free community events during the month of April to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. On Saturday, April 12, the Robinhood Road Family YMCA will kick of the month with free activities and fun for the whole family, followed by the Wilkes Family YMCA on April 19, and all other participating branches holding events on April 26.


» Thank you voting for us for Triad Moms on Main Choice Awards!

We are so grateful that you voted for us to win Favorite Health & Wellness Facility or Service and YMCA Camp Hanes for Favorite Summer Camp at the Triad Moms on Main 2014 Choice Awards! The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


» Time to register for Summer 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.


Mission Moments

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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