Achievement Gap Programs

The Hot Springs YMCA is working hard at closing the academic achievement gap with pilot programs that improve students’ educational readiness, engagement and outcomes, while helping them grow emotionally and physically, too.

Reach and Rise™

The Reach and Rise™ Mentoring Program is a national YMCA program that is committed to youth development by nurturing the potential of kids and teens to help them achieve and reach their full potential.

Partnership with Hot Springs Baptist Church 

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Hot Springs Baptist to provide Youth Soccer! All Spring Season games will be located on the Hot Springs Baptist church fields!

TESTIMONIAL

I consider this YMCA to be one of the backbones of this community. All age groups are supported.
I have belonged to many gyms in my time. This is by far the best .
I am so fortunate to be able to take my granddaughter .
She loves it. The child care is wonderful . We especially love the pool . it is so nice!!

- Wanda Derenoir

History

Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. Our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate. We have a strong history, and have played a significant role in the development of our country.

  • The Y invented basketball, volleyball and racquetball, along with pioneering camping, physical fitness and swim lessons.

  • The Y helped found the USO, Boy Scouts of America and Camp Fire Girls.

  • Y volunteers have provided support and service to millions of soldiers and continues to do so today.

  • The Y continues to forge ahead! On July 12, 2010, the Y unveiled a new branding initiative. We want to tell our story!

Locally the Y in Hot Springs is writing a story relevant to our community.

In the past year The Hot Springs Family YMCA

  • Served over 1,000 school aged students in sports and academic programming

  • Helped close the achievement gap through partnership with local school districts

  • Advocated for strong public policy in the areas of community health and wellness

  • Offered on and off campus licensed childcare programming

  • Taught over 500 kids to swim

The Y story is the story of US..... Our community, write yourself into our story today!