Y Happenings September Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you all the latest news and happenings from your local Meadville Family YMCA.

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Message From Our CEO – Tina Carter

CEO of ymca

It is happening, the weather is changing, I see the leaves already turning colors.  To say the least I am not ready.

August has been very busy for the Meadville Family YMCA.  We have hired some new staff, we have planned for our summer camp kids to head back to school and worked on Fundraising to support our Fairview Fairmont YKids Club Program and our Free Dinner Program.

I want to thank all of our Golf Friends who supported our Annual Art Cocolin Memorial Golf Outing.  We had a very successful golf outing this year with a profit of $7,900, we could not have done this with out all of our sponsors and golfers.

I would also like to thank all of our Crawford Give Donors we had 44 donors give $9,070 in funds to support your local YMCA.  We could not do this without each of you so thank you for supporting your local YMCA.

Summer is leaving and Fall is fast approaching take a few minutes for you – Fall into this new Fall season and do something for you, curl up on your porch with a blanket and hot chocolate and read a book, stop and listen to the sounds of fall, or stop in and see us at the Y, we love having you.

Tina Carter


Thank You to Our Crawford Gives Donors

The Meadville Family YMCA was excited to participate in the Crawford Gives again this year.  We were beyond excited to share our story in efforts to raise awareness and funding for the community work we do!

This year we highlighted our Summer Parks Program. A collaboration between the YMCA, Creating Landscapes, Women’s Services, and the City of Meadville. Both YMCA staff and Creating Landscapes staff and volunteers are at Huidekoper Park Monday through Friday with programming from 10am-3:30pm. The YMCA staff are committed to providing fun and educational opportunities for the young people in our community. Rosanne and Emily faithfully implement impacting activities to help children explore and learn all while having fun!  These two caring to the child and their needs. Tammy serves FREE lunches to the young people each day at the park also! We are thankful to the community who supported the Walkathon this spring to kick of the Summer Parks program,  and to the PNC Foundation for additional grants that have allowed the program to THRIVE. Monies raised during Crawford Gives will help ensure the sustainability of the program for next summer and hopefully allow us to implement the program at a second park!

A word from Tina Carter. As the CEO, my goal has been to ensure we are filling the gaps within our Crawford County Communities.  It is the support from donors like you that make this commitment from the Meadville Family YMCA possible.  We could not offer these services without our donors and supporters throughout Crawford County.


We couldn’t have done it without your support

World’s Largest Pet Walk Event

YMCA Pet Walk Event at Roche Park

Join us in participating in Pet Partners’ World’s Largest Pet Walk 2022 presented by Wellness Pet Company. Come enjoy socializing with other owners and their loveable pets. All pets must remain on a leash and prizes will be given out during the event. Click on the photo to register you and your pet for free today! 

Where: Roche Park

Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

NEW! Programs: Esports and More 

We are excited to announce our new Esports League at our Vernon Y! We are working with The Esport Company to bring Esports to 15 kids! Their mission is to create the minor league system for Esports using a 3-pronged approach: Technology, Education, and Community. They have provided us with 15 sponsored memberships, customized Jerseys, and streamed and casted games! Sign up today by clicking on the photo!

NEW! Classes for Our Y Members

To see all active programs simply click the link – Programs – Meadville YMCA – where you can find dates, times, and all the registration details. We are continuing to expand our Y programs that we offer to our members and non-members to better impact our community. Make sure to follow our newsletter and check out our website for any upcoming and new program additions!

  • Adaptive Sports
  • Baby Sound Circle
  • Ninja Warrior
  • TaeKwonDo
  • Youth Soccer Clinic
  • Youth Volleyball
  • Play Space
  • Birthday Parties
  • Daddy or Mommy and Me Classes
  • Recreation Gymnastics
  • Private Gymnastics Lessons
  • Nutritional Counseling at Both Locations!
  • Personal Training at Both Locations!
Introducing Flexibility 101!

Join us on Mondays from 7:30am-8:15pm in the Gymnasium at our Downtown Y location! Are you looking for improved flexibility and better posture? You can expect exercises and stretching designed just for you that will have tremendous benefits in reducing the chances of a late in life injury. Attend regularly and you can expect better posture, reduced lower back and sciatic pain, increased range of motion, lower stress levels, promoted blood circulation, and reduced risk of injury or fall. Click on the photo to check it out!

We Are Hiring

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job – you’ll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. The Meadville Family YMCA currently has several full-time and part-time positions open. Check out our Facebook page and website to see all our current open positions!