Giving Back: Stephen’s Family YMCA Holiday Fundraisers

The Morning Show

Nikki Mercer, Girls on the Run Program Director at the Stephens Family YMCA, joins the Morning Show to discuss their upcoming holiday fundraisers.

The Stephens Family YMCA puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We serve individuals of all ages and physical abilities and we strive to be a ray of hope in our community that inspires people to be better.

One of our areas of focus is youth development. Kids learn so much through sports and activities, such as skills and positive attitudes they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. Enriching their personal development is the goal of the YMCA’s programs and classes. We offer a variety of sports and activities that combine the YMCA’s philosophy of fair play, teamwork, and inclusiveness with skill development.

Ornament sale (made by our summer camp kids!)– 100% proceeds go directly to our Annual Scholarship Fund, 30 days for $30 (through January 30th) Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance on Friday, December 15th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

We currently need volunteer coaches for Youth Sports and Girls on the Run, volunteer swim lesson instructors and slide attendants, and program/event assistants for Larkin’s Place. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to get involved. Training is provided and background checks are required. Applications are available at our Member Services desk.

2018 Y Program Winter Session begins January 2nd.

Larkin’s Place: classes and events are held throughout the week.

Youth Sports: games and practices are held throughout the week (January – May)

Swim Lessons/Slide attendants: Various days and times throughout the week.

Girls on the Run: Spring Season begins February 19th and meets twice a week 3:30 – 5 p.m. for 90 minutes through May.

Visit the facility, check YMCA out online at, or call at 217.359.YMCA (9622)

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