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YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF AVERY COUNTY INC

For Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility

aka Williams YMCA of Avery County

Linville, NC

Mission

Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Ruling Year

2006

Chief Executive Officer

Trey Oakley

Main Address

PO Box 707

Linville, NC 28646 USA

Keywords

youth development, social responsibility, health & fitness

EIN

20-4910495

 Number

3648256037

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Health Support Services (E60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Healthy Living Youth Development Social Responsibility

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Aquatics

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Child Development

Wellness Center

Youth Programs

Community Outreach

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Youth Programs

Context notes

In the After School program children learn to make healthy food choices. A partnership with Food Lion also enables children to take fresh fruits and vegetables home to their families.

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Youth Programs

Context notes

In collaboration with Avery County schools 3 weeks of summer STEM Camps were held - Camp Invention and two Robotics and Engineering camps.

Number of adults engaging in regular physical activity

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Wellness Center

Context notes

3,298 adult members had 83,284 visits for physical activity.

Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Community Outreach

Context notes

21 home-bound seniors were provided support, meals, and socialization throughout the year

Number of students receiving homework help

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Youth Programs

Context notes

Daily homework assistance in the after school program

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

At the Y, we are committed to strengthening community. 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 the nation's leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the community's health ahttps://www.guidestar.org/PUT/Gold/7040733#strategiesnd well-being and provides opportunities to give back by supporting our neighbors.

The YMCA is community centered. For 12 years, we've been listening and responding to our community. The YMCA brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. The YMCA nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting and meaningful change.

Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our volunteers and staff to make a difference. Membership dues account for only half of our operating budget. We mobilize community stakeholders and organizations with a like mission to raise the balance of funds. We have done this successfully for the past 12 years. Our resources to accomplish our mission include a highly trained and qualified staff, A state of the art wellness center and track, a group exercise facility, an aquatics center, and events center with two additional classrooms, and a 20,000 sq' indoor athletic facility and fieldhouse. Our programs are evidence-based, many from the YMCA of the USA and others from other sources proven to be effective. We have broad formal and informal community collaborations in our programs.

We will know if our programs are effective in the long-term by examining available health, education and safety demographic indicators over time - child and adult obesity rates, on-time grade promotion, reading at grade level by 3rd grade, high school graduation rates, juvenile justice contacts, abuse/neglect reports, and rates of youth substance.
In the short term we will look to pre and post participant assessments in our chronic disease prevention and management program and child development program. We will provide pre and post program surveys in other youth development programs and outreach programs.

We have come a long way, but there is yet much more work to be done. We have established five successful chronic disease prevention and management programs and will add an additional program by 2018. We have strengthened out collaboration with local schools and now jointly run more programs, including sharing staff. Our high school has one of the highest graduation rate in the state of North Carolina. Jointly with the school system, we have a plan to greatly enhance and expand the after school and summer camp programs. Our drowning prevention program reaches every second grader and preschool child in the Avery County. Our youth soccer program has reached double the youth since we assumed responsibility for running it. Our summer camp is inclusive and partners with the National Inclusion Project in its design.

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YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF AVERY COUNTY INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No