YMCA of Western North Carolina News

Keep Young Minds Active All Summer with Camp

Posted April 27, 2016
Imagine it’s back to school time. School bulletin boards are decorated, pencils are sharpened, and teachers are rested and ready to teach. But before teachers can start the new curriculum, they first have to re-teach large amounts of what they...

FREE Healthy Kids Day Events at the YMCA of Western North Carolina

Posted April 4, 2016
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the YMCA of Western North Carolina is holding two free community events to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. The events, being held at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion and Jackson Park in...

Important Announcement about the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program and Medicare

Posted March 25, 2016
The YMCA of the USA, a leading community-based nonprofit committed to improving America’s health, together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today that a successful demonstration project of the YMCA’s...

Hendersonville Family YMCA Supports Homeless Teens

Posted March 15, 2016
The Hendersonville Family YMCA’s volunteer-led Togetherhood® group is collecting donations of household items and non-perishable food through April 15 for Only Hope, a non-profit that helps homeless teens throughout Henderson County....

Alternative Break Students Flock to the YMCA of Western North Carolina

Posted March 4, 2016
Most college kids on winter break head for the beach (or their beds), but YMCA volunteers are made of sterner stuff. Faced with a week of free time, these young people packed their things, got in their cars, and headed for Asheville. But they weren...

YMCA Partners with Southern Conference Basketball for Free Youth Competition

Posted March 1, 2016
The YMCA of Western North Carolina is partnering with Southern Conference Basketball for a special competition for the youth in our community. Children ages 7–12 are invited to showcase their shooting skills for a chance to compete in a...

Winter Market Keeps Local Food Accessible When Temperature Drops

Posted January 7, 2016
Produce at the YMCA Winter Market
The first YMCA Winter Market of the season will be held Saturday, January 9, from 10am to 12:30pm, at Grace Covenant Church, 789 Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville. Forty vendors from throughout the region will be selling an array of vegetables,...

Maxwell M. Corpening Jr. Memorial Center Board of Directors Receives Friend of the YMCA Award

Posted December 29, 2015
The YMCA of Western North Carolina announces that the Maxwell M. Corpening Jr. Memorial Center board of directors was presented with the Friend of the YMCA award at the Y’s annual meeting, held Nov. 12, 2015, in Asheville. The Friend of the...

YMCA of WNC Chosen as a Resolution Run Charity Partner

Posted December 15, 2015
The YMCA of Western North Carolina has been chosen by iDaph Events to be a charity partner for the 2016 Resolution Run being held Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, 10am, in downtown Asheville. A portion of the proceeds from the Resolution Run will go to the...

Hendersonville Family YMCA Making Waves in Henderson County

Posted December 7, 2015
The Hendersonville Family YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County announce a pilot program to offer water safety lessons and pool-time fun to Boys & Girls Club members. The program will run from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17, 2015. The...

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