YMCA and COSA join Alabama News Network to discuss upcoming event, Painting w/a Twist: Health & Wellness Expo
Painting w/a Twist: Health & Wellness Expo



January 23, 2020

Painting w/a Twist: Health & Wellness Expo

Painting w/a Twist: Health & Wellness Expo is a family-oriented event, focused on giving participants the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. During the Health & Wellness Expo, community partners, including COSA/NCADD and Selma AIR offered educational information as it relates to health. Mini “Health-Talks” sessions were held throughout the evening, where participants got to learn effective tips to leading a healthy lifestyle. Selma AIR offered free confidential HIV/AIDS testing. 

The featured activity, of course, was the painting session. During this time, participants had the opportunity to participant in a Paint Class facilitated by local artist. During the painting session, participants enjoyed a fun environment filled with music, food, and door prizes! 

January 18, 2020

Youth Basketball League

On Saturdya, our Youth Basketball League (YBL) kicked off to a great start! Children K-6th grade took to the court to show off their skills. It was a great kick off to the season as the gym was packed and the kids had energy out of this world! YBL will run until March when the playoffs are set to begin. 

November 2, 2019

Fall Festival 

While partnering with the Michael Johnson 93-90 Foundation, this year's Fall Festival was one for the books! Complete with a Kid's Zone with a train, Teen Hangout Section with a featured PS4 Gaming Tournament, and our Adult Zone with BINGO an dour VIP Tailgating Lounge, the Fall Festival had something for the entire family to enjoy. Local vendors were set up selling baked goods, sweet treats, clothing, jewelry and much more! We even had a nice photo booth area for families to enjoy. 

June - August 2019

2019 Summer Camp

Summer Camp at the Y was fun filled and jam packed with activities from 7:30 am until 6:00pm each day. Children had the opportunity to maintain academics through math and literacy sessions. Activities included swimming, rec. sports, archery, arts & crafts, and plenty of SNOW CONES! 

April 20, 2019

Easter Egg-stravangaza 

Our Easter Egg-stravangza  focused on the spirit of Easter, welcoming community members to search for Easter Eggs, get their faces painted, tie-dye eggs, compete for the grand Easter basket, and take photos with the Easter Bunny at our Easter photo booth. 

March 10, 2019

Annual Father Daughter Dance

Our Annual Father Daughter Dance took place again this year. Following the theme of Bow Ties & Tiaras, fathers and daughters enjoyed an evening filled with music, dancing, and refreshments. Adding a special twist to this years dance, participants had the option to visit various interactive stations including; a bracelet-making-station, cookie decor station, and get a take-home vintage Polaroid taken at our photo booth. 

January 19, 2019

Youth Basketball League

Our Youth Basketball League kicked off early January. Participants competed in three different age brackets, K-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and 5th-6th grade. 

December 9, 2018

Po'Up & Paint Party

The YMCA partnered with the Council of Substance Abuse (COSA NCADD) to host a youth paint party. Teens between the ages of 13-18 had the opportunity to learn the acrylic pouring style of painting. 

November 11, 2018 

Fall Festival 

Community members had the chance to attend the Fall Festival, where they had the option to participate in games, win door prizes, and  take photos at our interactive photo display. Participants also enjoyed various vendors and food trucks, where they were able to shop for goods ranging from homemade jewelry and clothing, to food trucks, and more! 

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Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.