SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.

 

SAW - Safety Around Water

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
 
WHAT IS SAFETY AROUND WATER?
This 8-day course, taught by a certified instructor, teaches children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. A typical session includes:
Exercises to help children adjust to being in water
Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water  
An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules and boating safety 
A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water
 
Each lesson includes a handout for parents and caregivers with additional water safety tips.
 
HELP KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE.
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.
 

GIRLS ON THE RUN

Girls on the Run® of Northern NC launched in 2010 by Henderson Family YMCA, Granville Vance District Health Department, and the Henderson Junior Woman’s Club. The program now serves approximately 130 girls at 10 sites in Northern NC.

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based on positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

SILVER SNEAKERS

SilverSneakers fitness programs are the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for Active Older Adults. Participating in SilverSneakers classes improves cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, flexibility, speed, power, agility, and balance and coordination.

One out of five people 65 or older is eligible for a SilverSneakers membership. If you’re a group retiree, or part of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Health plan, you may already have a SilverSneakers membership. Be active in this adult wellness program. To find out if your health plan offers SilverSneakers, simply call 252-438-2144 or stop by the Henderson Family YMCA. If you’re eligible, just sign up. No fees. It’s that easy. Spouses and families must join separately.

STRIDE

STRIDE is a fun afterschool character development program for boys.  The boys look forward to time with their friends and making new friends. Throughout the program, the focus is on doing one’s personal best, not competing with each other. Each STRIDE team meets twice a week for 10 weeks.  Trained volunteer coaches start each session with an introduction of the day’s character-building lesson, followed by a warm-up, group discussion, running workout and interactive games. In each session, the boys build the stamina, techniques and confidence to run a 5K. Boys who demonstrate excellent character are rewarded with a STRIDE dog tag at the end of the lesson. At the conclusion of the ten-week session, the boys celebrate by participating in a 5K with their coaches, parents and running partners.
 
STRIDE gives boys the opportunity to share and explore issues that they face in school, at sports, in the community and at home. They learn the importance of being a good friend, working as a team, saying no to drugs and making good decisions. We want to help boys become young men who KNOW what is right, CARE what is right and DO what is right.

 

GRANVILLE COUNTY SENIOR CENTER WATER AEROBIC CLASSES