DELIVERING OUR CAUSE
We desire to Inspire and Motivate People through our Actions, Compassion, and Teamwork (IMPACT), as we work together with civic organizations in our diverse community to provide opportunities and guidance to promote healthy lifestyles.
The Y’s mission is our reason for being, and the Y’s cause is our mission in action—a promise to do everything in our power to inspire the common good and make life better for individuals, families and communities. The Harrison Family YMCA is dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families and communities. We’ve made a difference in people’s lives from 1911 when the Rocky Mount, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad YMCA was opened and began offering an overnight dormitory for hot meals and showers to Railroad employees. That difference grew throughout the years that ultimately lead to the opening of our current facility in 2005.
Today we continue to support our members and community by having state of the art equipment, instructors, staff and programs available to serve our community. Our Y is guided by our mission, identity, impact and strives to deliver transformative responses to community needs in our service area of Nash and Edgecombe Counties. We are joined with other Ys in making a difference across America—from small towns to the largest cities.
We will continue doing what matters most for years to come. As our communities’, members’ and families’ needs and expectations change, we are also making meaningful positive changes.
Strategic Plan 2021 -2024
ENRICHING OUR IMPACT
Volunteers, key staff, and community leaders joined together in conversation to develop this strategic plan to ensure we are relevant and impacting our community in ways that matter in nurturing the potential of children, improving health and well-being, and giving back to our community. This Strategic Plan document will summarize and outline who we are, where we are headed and how we will enrich the impact already being made by the Y within our community. Check out where we are headed and how you are a part of it all!
SHARE YOUR STORY
Your story—whether it's about you, the people you know, or an entire community—has the potential to motivate others with real-life tales of how the Y not only promises, but also delivers positive change. Through your unique and special voice, the Y can share your story to bring people together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. If a story about the Y has meaning for you and you're willing to tell it, then we believe it's worth hearing. The only thing more important than the words you have to say is the untold lives your story touches. Please email us your story to help spread the word to firstname.lastname@example.org.