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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Our YMCA is committed to bridging the education gap. That's why we developed Y Learning a standardized academic support program for students in grades K – 8 who struggle to reach school-system benchmarks. Most Y Learning students lack financial and educational support at home.

Y Learning provides a structured curriculum for students who don't meet school system or grade level benchmarks. The YMCA works with schools, teachers and guidance counselors to identify students who could benefit from this program and who may not have the resources or support to achieve their goals. 

The YMCA carefully selects counselors and a certified teacher for each Y Learning school site. Students are evaluated periodically to ensure they are making progress.

Y Learning programs maintain a 1:6 staff-to-child ratio and include at least one certified teacher at each site. Students participate in Y Learning at no cost, thanks to community support and donations to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Today, more than 1,000 students in Wake, Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee and Orange  Counties participate in Y Learning. 

Y Learning is funded through grants, community support and donations to the YMCA of the Triangle's Annual We Build People Campaign. 

Please contact the YMCA staff member below for more information about Y Learning or starting a program at your school. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

A.E. Finley YMCA
Austin Branch
Austin.Branch@YMCATriangle.org
919-845-3875

Alexander Family YMCA
Sarah Peterson
Sarah.Peterson@ymcatriangle.org
919-582-2279

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Randy Smith
Randy.Smith@ymcatriangle.org
919-987-8850

Chatham County YMCA
Alex Mayfield
Alexander.Mayfield@YMCATriangle.org
919-545-9622

Durham YMCAs
Josephe Featherstone
Josephe.Featherstone@YMCATriangle.org
919-987-8793

Ingram Family YMCA
Mike Holly
Mike.Holly@YMCATriangle.org
919-777-9622 ext. 8891
 
Johnston County YMCA
Dustin Williams
Dustin.Williams@YMCATriangle.org
919-582-8773

Kerr Family YMCA
Brandon Harcum
Brandon.Harcum@YMCATriangle.org
919-562-9622
 
Kraft Family YMCA
Melonie Lanier
Melonie.Lanier@YMCATriangle.org
919-657-9622 ext. 1415

Northwest Cary YMCA
Allison Bost
Allison.Bost@YMCATriangle.org
919-653-2384

Poole Family YMCA 
Rebecca Blanton
Rebecca.Blanton@ymcatriangle.org
919-582-9622

Taylor Family YMCA
Allison Bost
Allison.Bost@YMCATriangle.org
919-653-2384