Welcome to the Y. We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
|1983||Greater Kingsport Family YMCA was founded|
|1984||Day Camp (summer)|
|1984||Afterschool program (fall)|
|1987||YMCA Swim Lessons (summer)|
|1987||Programs for kids with special needs (fall)|
|1995||Camp for Middle Schoolers (summer)|
Health & Wellness piece added with opening of Phase 1 Facility (summer) * Group Exercise, Personal Wellness, Youth Fitness, Basketball, Family Events, Wellness Challenges, Child Watch, full day care on Inservice and break days for kids in Afterschool
Go A.P.E. (Adaptive Physical Exercise) for kids with special needs (fall)
MobileFit® implemented to support members (fall)
Kids Night Out launches (winter)
Expansion of existing services by moving to and opening of Phase 2 Facility, named YMCA Wellmont Center, on Meadowview Parkway (spring)
Revamping of Personal Training program for ages 11 and up
Middle School Madness launches (fall)
Construction on Phase 2 addition to enable expansion of offerings for children, youth, teens, seniors, Group Ex participants, basketball and volleyball participants, and more ability for healthy living education.