The mission of the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
YMCA History - National YMCA Overview
The nation’s 2,686 YMCAs respond to critical social needs by drawing on our collective strength as one of the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in the United States.
Today’s YMCAs serve 10,000 U.S. communities, uniting 21 million children and adults of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. Our reach and impact can be seen in the millions of lives we touch every year. Across the nation, YMCAs are committed to helping:
- Children and youth deepen positive values, their commitment to service and their motivation to learn
- Families build stronger bonds, spend time together and become more engaged with their communities
- Individuals strengthen their spiritual, mental and physical well-being
Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville History
Led by a group of volunteers with the common vision of improving the quality of life in the Emporia-Greensville area, the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville was initially founded in August 2000. After eight months of fundraising, the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville opened as a store-front facility at 510 N. Main Street on June 27, 2001.
After experiencing substantial growth and two expansions in the store-front facility, the Board of Directors decided a permanent facility would be necessary to further the YMCA’s impact in the community. Thus, the YMCA embarked on a partnership with the Greensville Memorial Foundation to build a $4.8 million facility. Having successfully secured $1.4 million in pledges for a capital campaign, construction of the new YMCA began in December 2008. The new 27,000+ square foot facility opened on November 10, 2009. Since then, the YMCA has woven itself into the fabric of our community.