Family

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.

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Programs

Home School Wellness

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Home School Wellness is a fun and exciting program where Home School students get to learn swim lessons, nutrition, wellness and sports skills in a social environment. This year we have enhanced our program to add even more of your favorite activities! Sessions last for 4 week and are specialized by activity. Rotations will begin…

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Parents Night Out

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Great Monthly Events!

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Teen Leaders’ Club

Available at: Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2019) – 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 the…

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HEPA at the YMCA

Available at: Cherryville,  Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

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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Resource Connection Gateway

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

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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Y-Guides

Available at: Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

CONNECTING DADS & KIDS   Ages: 5 – 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 8 to 10 pairs that meet each month at…

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