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To better serve our members, the Joplin Family YMCA will consolidate operations to a single flagship membership center. After serving the Joplin community as a YMCA for more than 90 years, the Downtown YMCA facility will be closing on July 1, 2017.
To celebrate and honor the legacy, we will be hosting a community-wide open house on Wednesday, June 28th at the Downtown YMCA. We would like to invite all our friends and family to join us at this come-and-go reception, hosted from 1pm-3pm. We want to create an opportunity to share your stories and take a walk down memory lane.
The South Y was selected to serve as the flagship center because of its location and potential to be remodeled for state-of-the-art programming.
The consolidation will allow us to invest our resources into developing more collaborative programming in our focus areas of healthy living, social responsibility and youth development.
The Downtown YMCA has stood proudly at the corner of 5th and Wall for over 90 years, and it has served the community well. While it’s difficult to say goodbye, the heart of the Y has always been our members. It’s important to remember that the Y is, and has always been, more than a building.
The YMCA’s mission makes it essential that we continuously evolve to meet the changing needs of the community. We at the Joplin Family Y are excited to be part of this transition as we position ourselves to continue serving the needs of the community today and in the future.