YMCA of the Triangle

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Supporting Education

Effective youth development requires a holistic approach that focuses on academic achievement, social-emotional learning and character development. As a strong community partner with the capacity to support schools and students, our Y provides innovative, evidence-informed programs and curriculums that work to close the achievement gap.

All N.C. public school students, regardless of race, gender or ability level, started the 2021 - 22 school year with learning loss. Gaps widened between economically disadvantaged students and all other students, especially in reading in grades 4 - 8 and grade 5 math. Only 45.5% of K - 12 students passed state reading, math and science exams in the 2020 - 21 school year.

- North Carolina Department of Instruction

 

Elnor and Tom

Hear from educator, Elnor, and former Wake County School Board Member, Tom, about the YMCA's unique ability to bring resources together in support of education. 

 

 

"The Y is the glue. The Y creates a well-rounded support system for students' academic needs and their social-emotional needs."

- Elnor