At the Y, we believe that kids with full bellies stand the best chance of reaching their full potential. Here in Greenwood, we know that 59% of elementary school kids in Greenwood District 50 receive free or reduced cost lunches during the school year, but who knows how many have access to those meals during the summer months? That’s why we partnered with Self Family Foundation, Greenwood Parks and Trails Foundation, Greenwood Housing Authority, PLEAD Community Center and Ware Shoals School District to address child hunger throughout the summer so that the kids in our community can focus on being kids and not where their next meal will come from.
Throughout the year, our Y ensures that all kids have access to healthy meals, by:
We wish to thank all of the donors and partners who work with us throughout the year to ensure that kids and families have access to healthy meals that fuel their success.
Gray Stallworth, CEO
Don’t miss the 17th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Reservations are being accepted for the Nov 12 event.
Check the latest on high school swimming in Greenwood.
Those pesky thunderstorms …..
YMCA Facilities are often overcrowded during peak times.
Is your youth wanting to workout in the Fitness Center? There are the expectations for youth ages 10-15 BEFORE they workout. Please check here for details!
Flag football is a growing alternative to full contact football that teaches basic skills and concepts of the game. NFL Flag Football programs are designed to introduce boys and girls, ages 6—12, to the game while providing a safe environment to grow in the sport. The games are fun and teach the skills of football without the fear of being hit. Everyone gets to play and good sportsmanship and teamwork are a must.
Patterned after regular football, teams run or pass the ball down field in order to score a touchdown, however, the rules are altered from traditional tackle football. The primary difference in flag football is that it is a “no contact” game. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players try to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt.
If your child wants to play football, why risk the injuries in tackle? Make it flag football instead!
Season: October 12 – December 10
Ages: 6 – 12 as of August 1, 2015
EARLY REGISTRATION: August 31 – September 21
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The Greenwood Family YMCA Afterschool program is a fun place to be afterschool with positive staff interaction and learning opportunities. We provide healthy snacks, physical activity time, academic support and a wide variety of other activities, including clubs and time to socialize with friends or play games.
As with our Youth Sports and Summer Day Camp, our Afterschool program has rates based upon membership type.
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