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Young Mens Christian Association Of East Tennessee Inc

Rating: 4.2 stars   5 reviews 824

Address:

616 Jessamine Street Knoxville TN 37917 USA

Mission:

To put christian principles into practice through programs and activities that develop the spirit, mind and body of youth, adults and families in knoxville, tn and surrounding communities. The ymca encourages growth for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. Ymca activities are progressive and challenge individuals to learn, grow and thrive. Reaching out to the community is as important as developing membership at ymca facilities. We will remain fiscally sound to provide affordable services to all members of the community.

Programs:

Child care/teen leadership - as a leadership partner with knox county schools, we provide after school child care programs at fourteen area elementary schools. Our programs in child care and youth development foster growth and development of children and their families through educational programs stressing the "40 developmental assets", "activate america" and "activate the schools". Scholarships, subsidies, collaborations and outreach provide critical assistance to low income families which are valued at approximately 1,196,036. We serve approximately 2,468 individuals and their families.

member services - enhances healthy living through programs that stress spirit, mind and body through exercise, nutrition,stress management, obesity awareness, and health education at five branches. Scholarships,subsidies, collaborations and outreach provide critical assistance to low income families which are valued at approximately 921,850. We serve approximately 58,854 individuals. The ymca collaborates with 141 organizations to efficiently share resources and save the community millions of dollars each year in operational and capital expenses. Our partnership with knox county health department has increased services and expanded the impact of our efforts.

physical education - perform classes in swimming, aerobics, first-aid, safety, fitness, strength training,basketball, tennis, obesity awareness and other sports. Scholarships, subsidies, collaborations and outreach provide critical assistance to low income families which are valued at approximately 639,115. We serve approximately 13,362 individuals. As part of the leadership of "together healthy knox," the ymca is helping improve the health, well being and social responsibility of our community with lasting change to systems, policies and environments.

camping - 375,442 - provide summer day camp programs at two branches and two area elementary schools. Our programs foster growth and development of children and their families through educational programs stressing the "40 developmental assets",to increase personal growth and academic performance. Scholarships, subsidies, collaborations and outreach provide critical assistance to low income families. Youth programs - 98,779 - physical education, activities, and mentoring programs for teenagers, outreach leadership clubs, teen intervention, youth in sports. Facilities operations - 2,006,032 - operation of five branch facilities for use by members, collaborating agencies, and participants in the child care, physical education, camping and youth programs. All facilities are available to the community on a daily guest fee.

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(865) 525-9622
www.ymcaknoxville.org

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Reviews for Young Mens Christian Association Of East Tennessee Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been members for over 50 years. They have exceptionally well trained staff that take great care of you. I am a silver sneakers member and love the classes I take. The people are so friendly and supportive.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at the Y because they make our community better. Helping schools, churches, parents, grand parents improve the quality of life for all people who come to the Y. Life changing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member for many years and can not say enough about them. They are like family. I have been a donor for many years and love the impact they have on my neighbors in need. The new community giving gardens are so cool. Feeding hungry people with healthy food, awesome.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I love the YMCA. They quietly do lots of things to help people in our community. I contribute knowing every penny of what I give goes to help people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I helped with the healthy kids day event.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff are fantastic

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Branch Director to other volunteers, they act like family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help every over weight child get and stay healthy.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about it earlier to recruit more people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Competition from other non profits for donations

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a different non profit because they also have great programs that people (with the ability) pay full price for.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

I joined in a low income program being a disabled veteran. The staff were totally unorganized and often confused. Trying to talk to someone with any kind of authority was all but impossible. Shabby equipment at all their facilities and frequent breakdowns such as pool heaters and steam room breakdowns were a common experience. Would not ever be interested in going or joining there again. Christian organization???? What a joke.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2001

 
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