The Laurens Family YMCA was established in 1969 and serves the Greater Laurens County area. The YMCA is open to all who want to participate in sports programs, childcare programs, fitness activities, swimming programs, and to those that just need a sense of belonging. We never turn anyone away due to lack of funds and offer financial assistance for all programs and membership for those who qualify. We are very proud to be the leading provider of programs for families and individuals in the Laurens Community. We provide a wide range of opportunities for persons of all ages, gender and race.
WHY THE Y?
YMCA stands for Young Men’s Christian Association, but don’t misinterpret this to mean that YMCAs are only for “young, Christian men.” From its start more than 150 years ago, when George Williams founded the YMCA as a substitute Bible study and prayer for life on the streets, the YMCA was unusual because it crossed the rigid lines that separated all the different churches and social classes in England in those days. This openness was a trait that would lead YMCAs to recognize their strength is in the people they bring together—Ys are for all people of all faiths, races, ages, abilities and incomes. YMCAs’ financial assistance policies ensure that no one is turned away for reasons of inability to pay.
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