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 Stowe

Home School Wellness

MAKE IT A PLAY DATE Home School Wellness   Join the Stowe Family YMCA for Home School Wellness! This is a twelve week program that provides six weeks of level based swim lessons, and skill development games in the gymnasium for six weeks.  During the program we will cover topics such as aquatic safety, nutrition, and…

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Parents Night Out

Once a month the YMCA is THE PLACE for kids! Kids can enjoy an evening at the YMCA while keeping busy with actives such as swimming, baking, playing games, eating dinner, and being silly while their parents are out and about! Detailed activities for each event will be available closer to each event date. Contact the Y for…

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Teen Leaders’ Club

  Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2018) – 18 years old Leaders’ Club presents an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills and experience personal growth through focus workshops, healthy living activities, and social responsibility opportunities where the teens get to serve in and around the Y. Weekly meetings focus on values of…

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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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Swim Club

The YMCA Swim Club swimming program is designed for swimmers who are ready for the next level of swimming. With a focus on all four strokes with technique and drills, workouts will be designed to help your child become a proficient, stronger swimmer.  Along with swimming, there will be an emphasis on healthy living, youth…

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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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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 2018!   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! Tribes Each Tribe holds…

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