About the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville

The mission of the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

YMCA History - National YMCA Overview

The nation’s 2,686 YMCAs respond to critical social needs by drawing on our collective strength as one of the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in the United States.

Today’s YMCAs serve 10,000 U.S. communities, uniting 21 million children and adults of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. Our reach and impact can be seen in the millions of lives we touch every year. Across the nation, YMCAs are committed to helping:

  • Children and youth deepen positive values, their commitment to service and their motivation to learn
  • Families build stronger bonds, spend time together and become more engaged with their communities
  • Individuals strengthen their spiritual, mental and physical well-being

Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville History

Led by a group of volunteers with the common vision of improving the quality of life in the Emporia-Greensville area, the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville was initially founded in August 2000. After eight months of fundraising, the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville opened as a store-front facility at 510 N. Main Street on June 27, 2001.

After experiencing substantial growth and two expansions in the store-front facility, the Board of Directors decided a permanent facility would be necessary to further the YMCA’s impact in the community. Thus, the YMCA embarked on a partnership with the Greensville Memorial Foundation to build a $4.8 million facility. Having successfully secured $1.4 million in pledges for a capital campaign, construction of the new YMCA began in December 2008. The new 27,000+ square foot facility opened on November 10, 2009. Since then, the YMCA has woven itself into the fabric of our community.


Employee of the Month

January 2019- Amy Bain

December 2018- Theresa Tucker 

November 2018- Sam Morgan

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October 2018-  Debbie Myrick

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September 2018- Joy Phillips 

August 2018- Sofia Contreras

July 2018- Camp Y-Abunga! Counselors

June 2018- Jordan Givens 

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May 2018- Donna Dunlow

April 2018- Chris Brophy 

March 2018- Eric Scencindiver 

February 2018- Ben Lewis

Januray 2018- Chris Davis 

December 2017- Chelsea Taylor 

November 2017- Jordan Givens

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October 2017- Aleisa Wilfong-Linder 

September 2017- Garrett Rhineheart

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August 2017- Brenda Granger 

July 2017- Sharon O'Berry

June 2017- Delayni Warren

May 2017- Christy Moore

April 2017- Christian Rodriguez

March 2017- Harley Moore

February 2017- Mary Meade Saunders

January 2017- Leigh Butler 

December 2016- Megan Slagle 

November 2016- Marilyn LeGrow

October 2016- Mac Pultz

September 2016- Brenda Granger

August 2016- Sharon O'Berry 

July 2016- Michaela Wray

June 2016- Carol Jenkins 

May 2016- Shannon Gainey

April 2016- Kaitlin Harrison 

March 2016- Joy Phillips

February 2016- Kathy Smith 

January 2016- Tracie Hebron 

December 2015- Chris Davis 

November 2015- Amy Owen 

October 2105- Ashley Stainback

September 2105- Bryanna Goode