Greensburg YMCA - 101 S. Maple Ave., Greensburg PA - 724.834.0150
FROM THE CEO
As I sit to write this email to you, I am watching a live camera of the Gray Seal Pupping Cam on Seal Island, Maine. The camera looks out at the water and for a good portion of time, nothing was happening except some unimpressive little waves lapping on some dark rocks. It kind of reminded me of the last 10 months living in a pandemic; certainly not impressive, dark for sure and pretty rocky.

But then, the camera started to shift after awhile and panned over to another area to reveal two breathtaking bald eagles sitting on a perch very near the camera lens. I was taken aback. I wasn't expecting that, but then I smiled and thought about how perfect the timing was to be watching the live cam and what a message the reveal of the eagles was for us today.

The past 10 months here at the Y have been difficult to say the least. But we are adjusting our lens, and, much like the camera revealed the splendor of the bald eagles, our goal is to reveal a renewed and reinvigorated Greensburg YMCA, committed to the community it serves through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Included in this update are upcoming program offerings, news about upcoming happenings, and an update on what's been happening at our Y since we closed to membership in October and ways which you can get involved.

Suzanne Printz
Chief Executive Officer
WHEN ARE YOU OPENING?

The question on many minds is, when will the Greensburg YMCA reopen?
There are two answers to that question:

  1. The Greensburg YMCA never really "closed"; several YMCA programs and services have continued since the Governor lifted the closure mandates back in June. Our Early Childhood Education Center is providing vital care to children and families in our community; our Before and After School Enrichment program is serving 7 of our 11 sites providing needed child care to working families; our gymnastics facility was able to reopen and offer programming to youth, as well as our pool being open under a limited pool membership. Our Adult Training Facility has opened and closed as the Covid pandemic continues to impact our ability to run this program feasibly.
  2. Our fitness offerings remain closed. We are assessing the Governor's mandates for occupancy closely and also working a strategic plan to make our Wellness and Membership offerings sustainable, as historically, they have not been. We simply cannot maintain the model we have used in the past and remain financially solvent.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

Many of you have already helped by supporting our Y with a sustainability donation, or a pool repair donation, or a year-end gift. We can't thank you enough for your generosity. While we continue to need monetary donations, we are also looking for individuals to assist us with our on-going strategic planning. We are assembling task oriented advisory councils and are recruiting and interviewing potential volunteers. Details of what we are looking for are delineated below.

If you have an interest in volunteering, please email
Suzanne Printz, CEO, at s.printz@gbgymca.org.
You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire
and will be informed if you are selected.

Wellness:
  • Healthcare professional/s in the field of physical therapy and/or aquatic therapy. 
  • Healthcare professionals in the field of nutrition, exercise science, weight management, healthy living.

Sports: 
  • Professor or professional in the areas of:
  • Sports Medicine;
  • Athletic Training;
  • Athletics
  • Adults experienced in coaching;
  • High school athlete.

Youth Development:
  • Individuals experienced in creative work with children and youth around extracurricular activities (not just sports).

Membership & Community Involvement (volunteer must be passionate about the Y mission):
  • Youth representative: High-school aged youth who is passionate about his/her community, healthy living, and youth development;
  • Young Adult representative: College student or young adult, 18 - 26 years of age;
  • Family representative/s;
  • Active Older Adult/Senior representative/s;
  • Faith community representative/s.

Adult Training Facility: 
  • Individuals and/or professionals experienced in adults with intellectual development disabilities between the ages of 18 and 59.

Child Care Services:
  • ECLC Advisory Board: Positions currently filled, Board is currently meeting;
  • ECLC Parent Committee: Open to all ECLC parents, currently meeting.
  • BASE: Individuals, parents, and professionals experienced or dedicated to school age learning.
DONATE BLOOD
Please join us in this vital way to give back to our community!
NOW REGISTERING:
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS AND GYMNASTIC LESSONS!
MARCH 8 - APRIL 30
$85 Members
$170 Non-Members

$17 Youth Membership per month

SWIM LESSONS:

Mondays, 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm: Safety Around Water 2/Level 1
Mondays, 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm: Level 1 & 2
Tuesdays, 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm: Shrimp/Safety Around Water
Private Lesson Bundles available (4 Lessons, $100 members/$200 non-members)

GYMNASTIC LESSONS

Various Sessions, click "Register Now" for classes and times.
YOUTH SPORTS
(Click on link for details and pricing.)

A HUGE THANK YOU TO SO MANY OF YOU
WHO ARE SUPPORTING OUR Y!