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

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.

We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

Serving Communities


At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves. We provide a place to play, learn, be healthy, eat well, and give back. We give parents childcare, young adults job training, seniors a way to connect and children a safe place to go.

Everyone—no matter who they are or where they’re from—deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.

Commitment to Inclusion & Equity


The North Carolina Alliance of YMCAs is committed to intentionally leading and boldly modeling inclusion along all dimensions of diversity on our journey to be the anti-racist, multi-cultural organization we aspire to be. The Alliance will advocate for policy changes within our policy framework aimed at dismantling systemic racism and ensure equitable opportunities for all individuals to reach their full potential.



What's happening at the Y?

Greensboro YMCA CEO Rhonda Anderson with Rep. Kathy Manning

Rep. Manning Visits Greensboro YMCA

Advocating for our YMCA mission at the local, state and national level is vital to our work. Thanks to Rep. Kathy Manning for visiting the YMCA of Greensboro in September. YMCA CEO Rhonda Anderson and team members thanked Congresswoman Manning for supporting legislation that provided funding for child care and nutrition. 
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Rocky Mount walk auditors examining Pinehurst Dr. intersection

Rocky Mount Mayor and Leaders Join YMCA Walk Audit

Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson and Kelvin Macklin, CEO of the Rocky Mount Housing Authority, joined Harrison Family YMCA staff and walking club members on July 15 for a walk audit in the Weeks Armstrong neighborhood to assess how safe it is to walk or wheelchair roll in the area.
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Jen Fuller

Jen-Fuller Allen Named CEO of YMCA in Lexington

Leigha S. Smith, Chief Volunteer Officer of the Board of Directors of the J. Smith Young YMCA, announced the selection of Jen Fuller-Allen as the new CEO of the J. Smith Young YMCA. Fuller-Allen will officially begin her role on June 1st, 2021 replacing the current interim CEO Billy Freeman.
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