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The YMCA would like to announce that Phase 3 has been ordered and will be set up soon. Phase 3 replaces our free weight area and benches. When delivered it will finish the third of seven phases to upgrade our equipment to better serve our community. It also allows us to develop a personal training studio for private workouts. On completion the YMCA has raised and updated $250,000 to update our facilities in the last four years. More to come!

YMCA has raised and updated $250,000 to update our facilities in the last four years. More to come! Our current plans include upgrading and finishing the last 4 phases of 7. Contact Randy Butler for more information 731-288-9622.

Together we can make a difference in our community

The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.

The Need for Charitable Contributions

Dollars contributed to our annual campaign help the Y address the major issues facing our community:

We address the increase in academic disparity among children and teens of different backgrounds through our Youth and Government programs and our partnerships with year-round feeding program.

We address high rates of chronic disease and obesity through our work as a Pioneering Healthy Community, involvement with community events, and Y signature programs.

We address the lack of safe afterschool and summer care for children of working parents through Y programs at various community sites across the county.

Please help us reach our goal of $75,000 to make a difference in our community.

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RETURNING to our class schedule: CORE DE FORCE. Instructed by the incredible Peggy Williams (See Class Schedule for times)


Free Summer Enrichment Activities at 7 Sites between breakfast and lunch Monday thru Friday for the Summer.
This summer Seven sites provide many different enrichment acitivites for those attending at no cost. These activities is held at the following Dyersburg Locations: Bruce Community Center, Future City Community Center, Word of Faith Baptist Church, Liviely Stone House of Praise, and New Womack Temple. In Newbern Happy House on Monroe Street. In Tiptonville St. Johns Church # 3. Provided by Dyersburg Parks and Recreation Staff and YMCA of Dyer County will be leading these activites with volunteers providing children attending the feeding sites to become physically active to aid the fight against obesity, add curriculum plus programming that will bring educational component to engage children during out of school time working on educational disparities, will add staff to aid in running the programs providing safe environment while providing a meal to fight those who might go hungry when school is not in session. , We give these children opportunity for recreation, education, while providing a nutritious meal serving more than their basic needs.

YMCA receives $17,000 grant for feeding program

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Representatives from the YMCA and Dyer County UT/TSU Extension
Office and Newbern Mayor Justin Wright met with Tyson representatives
on Monday, June 4, at Happy House in Newbern, one of numerous
Summer Feeding program sites located within the Dyer County area.
Thanks to grant funds provided for by Tyson, the feeding program will
now be adding new components to its Dyer and Lake locations.
Representatives pictured above include (back row, third from left):
YMCA Director Randy Butler, Newbern Mayor Justin Wright,
Tyson Foods (L-R) Chad Hamilton, Tyson Orientation Coordinator
Sherry Wade, Tyson HR Coordinator Natoria Taylor, Tyson
HR Manager Ronda Gooch, Tyson Plant Manager Stan Welch,
UT/TSU Agent William Taylor. (Front row, kneeling with children):
Training Specialist Kathy Underwood. Children pictured above include
: Kayden Weldon, Karsen Weldon, Kamren Weldon, Leah Banks,
Tamara Banks, Jordan Johnson, Shamaree Mathis, Jaida Brandy,
Ja’Marion Livingston, Journyee Livingston, Jordyn Livingston,
Justin Waston, Ke’Manee Webb, Za’Nnay Webb, Ma’kyleyanna
Wilkes, Bri’Asia Wilkes, and Amira Wilkes.

YMCA of Dyer County announced Tuesday a $17,950 grant

from Tyson Foods for a Year-Round Feeding Initiative.

This investment will allow YMCA of Dyer County to expand and

enhance the offering of our partnership with the Dyer County

Government Park Board and Tennessee State University

Extension bringing a day camp atmosphere to year-round

feeding program.

“The YMCA is very thankful to Tyson Foods for the very

generous investment to our most at-risk kids. This allows

us in building great opportunities with a host of partners to

serve them at a greater capacity. With these funds we plan

to add much needed curriculum, equipment, and staff bringing

opportunities to an already established year-round feeding

program adding educational components, physical activity,

and supervision between breakfast and lunch at six sites in

Dyer and Lake Counties for the summer. We will also be able

to enhance our afterschool programs at three sites during the

school year. The feeding programs been in our community

since 1972 having these funds builds on established feeding

sites offering children a free meal of breakfast and lunch while

school is out as an extension of the free and reduced-lunch

program offered by the state of Tennessee funded by the USDA.

We give these children opportunity for recreation, education,

while providing a nutritious meal serving more than their basic

needs, “ said Randy Butler, YMCA of Dyer County CEO.

Additionally, this investment from Tyson Foods will allow

Year-Round Feeding Initiative to provide equipment to get

children attending the feeding sites to become physically active

to aid the fight against obesity, add curriculum plus programming

that will bring educational component to engage children during

out of school time working on educational disparities, will add

staff to aid in running the programs providing safe environment

while providing a meal to fight those who might go hungry when

school is not in session.

“We’re proud to support the YMCA and partner with them to

build stronger communities,” said Debra Vernon, senior director,

corporate social responsibility for Tyson Foods. “One in five

children in Tennessee struggle with hunger and one day we want

that number to be zero. Today’s investment is another step toward

reaching that goal.”

About Year-Round Feeding Initiative:

The program is sponsored by the Dyer County Government Park

Board and is managed by TSU Extension office providing over

twenty sites in the summer providing a healthy breakfast and

lunch during the summer and four after school program. We

take part the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) allowing

us to provide healthy and nutritious meals during the summer

and Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for afterschool

meals. Program is done by partnership with City of Dyersburg

Parks and Recreation, City of Newbern, Dyersburg Housing

Authority, Newbern Housing Authority, Lively Stone House of

Praise, New Womack Temple, Ross United Methodist Church,

Word of Faith Church, St. Johns #3 Baptist Church, Dyer County

School System, teen 4 success, Lake County School System,

Dyersburg State Community College, Union Mission, Bruce

Community Center, Future City Community Center, and YMCA

of Dyer County. Additional investments and funding from

Tyson Food, United Way of West TN, Walmart/Y USA, Lowes,

Nucor Steel, YMCA of Dyer County, City of Newbern,

City of Dyersburg, and Kiwanis Duck Blast.

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Welcome to the YMCA OF DYER COUNTY!

Our YMCA has over 25,000 square feet of program space.

Included are:

Full gymnasium half court basketball or volleyball half court Rough Country Lift Center with locker rooms and showers.

Nautilus/cardio/free weight room (for members 13 years & older) with 33 pieces of cardio equipment, 18 pieces of Nautilus equipment, and complete free weight room. ActiviTrax

Aerobics Studio & Spinning Studio; classes are offered in the mornings and afternoons/evenings.
Rosemary Heckethorn Wellness Center programs for the health seeker that in the process of developing education and activities geared to obese and diabetic individuals.

Tween Town (ages 7-12)

Child Watch (ages infant to 6)

YMCA programs include:

Youth Sports (fall & spring soccer, basketball, football, flag football, girls volleyball and swimming lessons), Aerobic Classes, Taekwondo, Pilates, Zumba, and Group Cycling.

Our YMCA also offers personal fitness trainers for an additional fee.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm

Weekend Hours
Friday 4:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More Information call: 731-288-YMCA(9622) or rbutler@ymcaofdyercounty.org

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