Grantee Spotlight:
Y-GIG and The Foundation YMCA

Funding was provided from 2018 through 2023 as part of a multi-year strategic grant of $27.7 million to support the construction costs of the new YMCA along with the launch and initial operation of Y-GIG (Youth Gather, Interact & Grow) — an afterschool program for middle school youth in Wilson County.
Y-GiG offers enriching and engaging activities in five focus areas:

  • Academics
  • Arts and Humanities
  • College and Careers
  • Health and Wellness
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Transportation for Y-GIG activities is provided from and back to the public middle schools in Wilson County.
Learn more about enrollment and Y-GIG opportunities at the Foundation YMCA.