The Alexander Family YMCA is building a 10,000-square-foot youth center to serve youth in the downtown Raleigh area.
Quality programming for youth outside school hours is critical to their physical, mental and social-emotional health. The YMCA will boldly serve this need. The Alexander Jones Wright YMCA Youth Center will allow the Y to directly impact more children, teens, families and individuals in the community.
30 percent of U.S. teens state they have poor mental health with 22 percent having seriously considered suicide.
Less than one-quarter (24%) of children 6 - 17 years of age achieve the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
1 in 5 American kids is considered obese.
“Providing kids and teens with a safe and fun space outside of home and school is a driving principle of the YMCA mission. We know it is critical to their physical, mental and social emotional health to have somewhere they can know and grow their self-worth, where they can unplug and be themselves and where they can be active, creative and studious.”
- Bruce Ham, YMCA CEO