Northwest Family YMCA

Kennesaw, GA

Everything The Y does is in service of building a stronger Atlanta - and 100% of every gift to The Y is directly invested into our community. so much more than a gym and swim, The Y develops and provides vital programs and services for ALL people regardless of ability to pay. Because at The Y, we believe that all people, especially children, deserve an equal chance to reach their full potential.

Northwest Family YMCA
1700 Dennis Kemp Lane
Kennesaw, GA 30152
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Populations General Public

All Programs

The Northwest Family YMCA is working to ensure that families in need have access to nutritious food. Each week the YMCA will host a drive-thru food pick-up site. The boxes will be given out on a sign up basis only. To sign up, please use:

Program Locations

Northstar Church
3413 Blue Springs Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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  • Hours of operation:
  • Public Transportation Information: Pick-up in the overflow parking lot adjacent to the church.

At the YMCA, we believe that water safety is a critical life skill, and we are committed to ensuring that all people, especially children, receive the education and skills they need to prevent drowning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, an average of ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children 14 years of age or younger. Studies show that children from under-served communities are five times more likely to drown than their peers. As the largest provider of health and wellness programs to children and adults across metro Atlanta, and with the support and research of a national organization, the YMCA gives children, regardless of zip code, background, or ability to pay the tools to enjoy safe experiences around water.

Goods & Services

Needed: Bread, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Granola Bars, Fruit Cups, Applesauce, Chips, Goldfish,Cookies, Fruit Bars

Going shopping this week? Why not pick up a few items to support children in our community? The Northwest Family YMCA is packing hundreds of meal bags each week. Since the beginning of March we have delivered over 33,000 lunches to kids in 7 different locations. Drop off items any time at the Northwest Family YMCA.


Reach & Rise Group Mentoring

Reach & Rise(r) is a national YMCA program designed to build a better future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults. Reach & Rise is a therapeutic mentoring program that provides an initial comprehensive 15-hour mentor training, a curriculum focused on building positive, consistent, and supportive relationships, an established protocol for matching mentors and mentees, weekly group meetings lasting for the duration of 8-16 weeks, the creation of personalized growth plans for youth and families which are assessed on a regular basis, ongoing mentor/mentee support (including structured group activities and support groups), and appropriate processes for closure of match relationships.

Reach & Rise 1:1 Mentoring Program for Youth 9 - 17

Reach & Rise is a free one-to-one youth mentoring program that was established to provide young people in our community with positive adult relationships. Through building safe, consistent, and fun relationships, mentors can help youth develop healthy social skills, improve academics, increase self-esteem, enhance decision-making, and cope with family and peer conflicts. A unique feature of the program is the therapeutic paraprofessional training mentors receive prior to being matched. The training helps mentors prepare to work successfully with at-risk youth by understanding issues facing youth (e.g. mental health issues, risk factors, cultural, and social development), developing relationship-building skills, and how to handle difficult situations. Reach & Rise is committed to on-going training and support for all volunteer mentors. Once YOU are matched with a youth (we say "you" because we know you're sold at this point), the real fun begins! Let your inner kid plan some fun activities - go to the park, play basketball, visit a museum/aquarium, or fly a kite! Be creative! MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY! 1:1 Mentoring for youth 9-17 Meet 1-3 hours a week for 1 year Be at least 21 years old Pass a background check Mentors are given FREE access to the Northwest Family YMCA during the time they are matched

Volunteer Opportunities

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