AYP Network Meeting – May 5th, 2017

Register today for the AYP Spring Network meeting to take place on Friday, May 5th from 9-noon at the Community YMCA in Clover, SC. Come join YMCA colleagues from across the movement for a morning of idea-sharing, fellowship, and professional development. The Spring AYP Networking event is free and all levels of staff are encouraged Read more…


YMCA Advocacy Day at the SC Statehouse – February 22, 2017

Please make plans to join fellow Y Leaders for the 2017 SC YMCA Advocacy Day on Wednesday, February 22nd We will gather, along with SC Youth in Government students, at The Palmetto Club on Sumter St. at 10:30 for an informational meeting and briefing on the SC Y’s Public Policy priorities for youth development, healthy Read more…


Youth Development Network Meeting – February 10, 2017

Please make plans to attend the SC Alliance of YMCA’s Youth Development Network Meeting!   Who: Afterschool & Camp Leaders, Coordinators, and Directors Date: Friday, February 10th 2017 Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Location: Lexington Family YMCA (401 YMCA Road, Lexington SC 29073)   Topics: Curriculum Resources, Summer Camp Planning, Hiring/Staffing Strategies, more!   This will be a Read more…


2016 SC Y Alliance Annual Meeting – December 9th

Register now for the 4th Annual SC Alliance of YMCAs Annual Meeting on Friday, December 9th at the Columbia Marriott Hotel in downtown Columbia. This will be a packed day full of fellowship, networking and learning about some of the strategic initiatives in Youth Development and Social Responsibility.  We have sessions on advocacy for Healthy Read more…


SC HEPA Summit – Friday, November 4th

Join afterschool and youth providers from across the state for a morning of learning and sharing the best practices of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity standards.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers during concurrent sessions on different HEPA-related topics.  A healthy breakfast will be provided.  Participants will also receive Read more…


US Mission Network : IMPACT Southeast Conference in Atlanta, November 15, 2016

We want to bring IMPACT to your YMCA! This one day regional Christian conference is designed to help you and your YMCA team explore ways to live out their Christian mission in your community. At an IMPACT event you’ll share an experience that will feature live worship, challenging keynote addresses, and motivational breakout sessions. Don’t Read more…


“Goober” Golf and Tennis Classic

It’s that time of year once again, The Annual Association of YMCA Professionals “Goober” Golf (and Tennis) Classic Round up your friends and colleagues and come join us for loads of fun, fellowship and most definitely LAUGHTER! This Annual AYP event now features TENNIS and is being held in memory of Tony Adams, a former Read more…


South Carolina Summer Regional Training Event

Make plans now to attend the SC Summer Regional Training Event hosted by the Summerville Family YMCA.  Classes will be held in Faculty/Trainer Resources (1 class), Leadership Competency (4 classes), Member Engagement (3 classes) and Property and Maintenance (2 classes).  Take advantage of these excellent YMCA trainings in South Carolina! Summerville, SC July 7th-12th   Read more…


2014 SC Legislative Update

The 2014 Legislative session is well underway in South Carolina.  The SC Alliance of YMCAs is currently supporting, opposing, and monitoring many bills that affect Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  Two bills have been quite active and Alliance staff are actively engaged in their progress through the legislative system: Support for S.1094: In Read more…


SC Childcare Network Gets Ready for Summer

The first Childcare network meeting for 2014 was held on February 21st with a great turnout of around 20 Y Childcare leaders from across the state. Under the leadership of Kaylin Garst (Beaufort County YMCA) and Andrea Dorman (Summerville Family YMCA), the agenda included topics on Teen Programs, Effective Parent Communication, Being a Visible Director, Pedestrian Read more…


SC Pioneering Healthier Communities Awards $47,000 for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) implementation in Out of School Time Programs

    Through a partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the SC Alliance of YMCAs has awarded 16 grants to local Ys to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating in their after school and summer camp programs. In 2013, the SC Alliance of YMCAs received a state Pioneering Healthier Communities grant focused Read more…


SC YMCA Public Policy Team Visits Members of Congress During National Advocacy Days

  In late February, 10 YMCA representatives traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  The team was comprised of CEOs, community volunteers, Youth in Government students and Alliance staff.  The SC delegation joined Y leaders from all across the nation for the Y’s largest annual advocacy event, learned Read more…


A letter from Executive Director – Amy Splittgerber

Hello! For many of you, this is my first opportunity to reach out to you and introduce myself.  My name is Amy Splittgerber, and in July of last year was hired to become the first Executive Director of the SC Alliance of YMCAs.  My primary role is to coordinate the work of our Statewide Pioneering Read more…


SC YMCA Public Policy Committee Makes Congressional Visits

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On February 24-26, 2014, 9 members of the SC Alliance Public Policy committee and three Youth In Government students went to the nation’s capital to tell our Y stories and promote policies to advance healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.  The team Visited with all SC members of Congress and/or their staff and educated Read more…


SC YMCA Childcare Network to host Summer Camp Training Webinar

The SC YMCA Childcare network will have a conference call on Friday March 21st at 10:00-11:00 am. The topic of the call is Summer Camp Staff Training. Please be prepared to share with the group on the call what your staff training schedule looks like (i.e. topics addressed, staff training format, etc.) before the start Read more…


Papa Joe’s Story

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“Have you ever felt like the Holy Spirit just pierced deep into your heart?” CEO of the Greenwood YMCA, Gray Stallworth, did back in April at a YMCA event near Nashville TN. Among the several worship sessions at the weekend event, was a very special group that had a significant impact on his life. You can read more about Gray’s experience in his most recent blog at http://gwdylinks.blogspot.com/.

Papa Joe Bradford has overcome poverty, discrimination, prison, and kidney disease. After being forced to move to the “projects” due to unavoidable financial hardship, Papa Joe and his wife, Denise, discovered children who were desperate for someone to love them and care for them. Music became the gateway to the hearts of the children they met and their broken families in this all but forgotten community. “Unconditional” the movie was inspired by the events in the life of Papa Joe and his wife Denise. The Greenwood YMCA invites you to join us on August 2nd to hear more of Papa Joe’s story and to worship with him and the children’s Unity Choir. For additional information call 864-223-9622.