The Gaston County Family YMCA believes that all youth and families deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Our YMCA offers many Family Programs that assist in the healthy development of families in our community. From After school to Family Nights our Y takes pride in building a healthy foundation of spirit, mind, and body in each one of our participants.

Programs at South Gaston

Explore & Discover

Water Discovery Class Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. For more information or a printable flyer, click here. South Gaston Y: Mondays @ 11am…

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Together In Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6   The YMCA was founded with prayer; thus, we continue with prayer. In 1844, George Williams, 21, and two of his friends felt God leading them to a strategy of praying by name…

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HEPA at the YMCA

The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Initiative is the Gaston County Family YMCA ‘s answer to a challenge made by First Lady Michelle Obama to improve the standard of nutrition and activity for children in our care as well as their families, YMCA members and staff. By implementing and adhering to HEPA standards our…

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What is NetworX? Weekly Meetings are the core of NETworX. They include shared meals, time for relationship-building and mutual accountability, goal setting, and celebration. At the end of the class, graduates are matched in groups to support and encourage one another to continue the journey of moving towards well-being together. Transformation takes time.   Participants are…

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Leaders’ Club

Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2017) – 18 years old Leaders Club is a teen group organized to help club members develop knowledge and skills, at the same time developing leadership skills. Leaders Club members must complete at least 100 YMCA/community service hours. Events include fun trips, socials, various trainings, weekly meetings,…

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Resource Connection Gateway

Connecting the Gaston County Communities How would you handle these situations: A friend suddenly loses their job without warning Someone stops you in a parking lot and asks for a handout You are overwhelmed by your financial situation A friend is bereaved or depressed Your coworker asks you where he can get some parenting guidance…

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DADS AND KIDS MAKING MEMORIES Y Guides recruitment will begin Spring of 2017!   Ages: 4 – 12 years old Y Guides champions the father/child relationship and encourages this valuable interaction through dad run meetings and weekend events! We are looking for interested pairs to join existing tribes or create their own! Contact: Steve D’Avria at 704.865.2193…

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