Sidney-Shelby County YMCA - Making a Difference in the Community we live
Approximately 2000 individuals each year receive full or partial assistance for memberships and program participation. Financial assistance helps provide opportunities for programs such as teen leadership, swimming lessons, child care and many other vital services and programs.
Parenting Education Class
This three hour class meets at no cost each week at the YMCA for two ten week sessions per year. Classes teach parents and children positive ways to communicate and strengthen their families.
Sidney-Shelby County Opportunity School
This program increases high school graduating rates by dealing with students that are at risk of dropping out. Our YMCA facility allows them to use our gyms for creative physical education classes at no cost.
Family members of deployed enlisted military personnel receive a full six-month membership, which can be renewed upon verification of current enlisted status.
Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center
Young special-needs children from Shelby Hills come two Fridays a month to use YMCA facilities.
Water Safety Week (Splash)
Close to 600 children participate in a week-long program designed to teach water safety skills, rescue skills, basic swimming skills and character development. We know of at least two instances where parents have credited this program with saving lives of their children.
Sidney Christian Schools
Fees for those who cannot afford the two hour per week, twelve-week “Swim and Gym Season” are waived.
Senior Health Fair
In collaboration with Wilson Memorial, Dorothy Love and the Senior Center, the YMCA hosts rotating health fairs for seniors in our community.
YMCA Healthy Kid’s Day
Each year as a part of four Community wide open houses, the YMCA opens its doors in order to provide festive fun activities for youth and families focused on promoting healthy lifestyles.
Men’s Christian Fellowship Group
Non-denominational group which meets monthly for an opportunity to share about God, apply His teachings and pray together.
20-30 children are provided access to the YMCA through a special partnership which allows them to benefit from all that the YMCA has to offer.
Clear Creek Foster Home
Clear Creek Farms receives financial assistance for all youth residing in the homes.
Gateway Arts Council
Meets monthly at no cost to the council.
The YMCA is a frequent location for hosting blood drives.
Nursing students are allowed to set-up in the lobby to practice their skills of checking blood pressure and other services.
The YMCA supports and participates as a leading partner in community-wide events such as Apple fest, Economic Outlook Luncheon, Kids around the Court Square and community health fairs.
The YMCA supports and participates in annual food drives, Bill McMillan Coats for Kids, Ohio Special Olympics and several hurricane relief efforts.
Toastmasters Club #8144
The YMCA hosts this national not-for-profit public speaking organization twice monthly at no cost.
Community Bible Talks
This weekly non-denominational gathering provides an opportunity for all area residents to come together in prayer and bible study.
By supporting the Sidney- Shelby County YMCA, you are making it possible for all of these organizations and individuals to have richer and more meaningful lives.
Thank you for your on-going commitment and support to changing one life at a time!
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