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Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
bmckenney@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
bmckenney@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-10:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-8:00pm
  3. Sun 7:00am-6:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday November 19
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Open Swim
  3. Open Swim
  4. Cycling
  5. Lap Swim
  6. Lap Swim
  7. Lap Swim
  8. Open Swim
  9. Open Swim
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Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-10:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-8:00pm
  3. Sun 7:00am-6:00pm
Free Fun For Families
Kid Zone
Sun Nov 19

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Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 7:00am-8:00pm
  2. Fri 7:00am-6:30pm
  3. Sat 8:30am-1:30pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday November 19

There are no classes scheduled for today

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Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 7:00am-8:00pm
  2. Fri 7:00am-6:30pm
  3. Sat 8:30am-1:30pm
Free Fun For Families

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FALL 2 Program Brochure

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Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
ssmeltz@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
ssmeltz@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-6:30pm
  3. Sun 7:30am-4:30pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday November 19
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Open Gym
  3. Adult Basketball
  4. Cycling
  5. Aikido Kids/Adults
  6. Zumba
  7. Muscle Hour
  8. Open Gym
  9. Open Gym
  10. Open Swim (Swim Testing)
  11. Lap Swim
  12. Lap Swim
  13. Open Swim
  14. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-6:30pm
  3. Sun 7:30am-4:30pm
Free Fun For Families

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Fall 2 Program Brochure

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  3. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  4. Sun 8:00am-4:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday November 19
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Leisure Swim
  3. Yoga
  4. Lap Swim
  5. Family & Recreational
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Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  3. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  4. Sun 8:00am-4:00pm
Free Fun For Families

Just Want to Visit?

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Fall 2 Program Brochure

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Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat-Sun 8:00am-2:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Sunday November 19
  1. Masala Bhangra
  2. Zumba
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Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat-Sun 8:00am-2:00pm
Free Fun For Families

Just Want to Visit?

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FALL 2 Program Brochure

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Closing the Gap

Posted 04/03/2017

Earlier this year, leaders from across the region met to celebrate The Granite YMCA’s Youth Opportunities Unlimited Programs (YOU). Aimed at Manchester’s at-risk students in elementary school, middle school and high school, YOU provides a structured, research-based educational approach to help students get back on track academically and thrive in the future.

“Students served by our YOU programs face a variety of challenges,” said Leslee Stewart, Vice President of Development at The Granite YMCA. “Many are economically disadvantaged, live in broken homes, or come from families in which English is not the primary language. These and other challenges present significant obstacles to academic success. YOU provides a safe, student centered environment for these students in need.”

Ms. Stewart noted that the Y’s efforts focus on five areas:

Y-START – which focuses on Manchester’s inner city elementary school students at the Beech Street and Henry Wilson School

Y-STAY – which focuses on middle school students that struggle academically and socially

Y-STRIVE – which focuses on students that have either dropped out or been expelled from high school

Y- POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY – which focuses on addressing the achievement gap faced by low-income students due to summer learning loss

Y-TEEN CENTER – which focuses on providing academic support, mentoring and safe out of school programming for middle and high school students

At the meeting of partners, sponsors and other community leaders, The Granite YMCA shared key outcomes from the 2015-2016 school year. Highlights per program included:

Y-START

  • Reading increased two levels
  • 97% of parents or guardians reported that their child enjoyed reading
  • 95% of students shared that they liked to read or look at books
  • 97% of parents or guardians reported that their child understands the value of school and homework
  • 80% of the students were chosen as “student of the month” by their teachers
  • 95% of the students shared that the program helped them get along with classmates that were different from them
  • 93% of the students shared that START helped them make friends
  • 92% of the parents or guardians participated in one or more school events
  • 100% of the students shared that it is important to not use drugs or alcohol

Y-START served more than 120 students.

Y-STAY

  • 82% of the students served had fewer suspensions since joining program
  • 98% of the students reported having more positive interactions with peers
  • 84% of the students improved their GPA
  • 82% of the students improved their attendance
  • 98% of the students are able to identify ways the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are relevant in their lives
  • 94% of the students participated in one or more community service projects
  • 100% of the students participated in after school teen services activities

Y-STAY served 80 students.

Y-STRIVE

  • 87% of the students reported that they learned more positive ways of resolving conflicts
  • 100% of the students received school credit for assignments done while attending STRIVE
  • 88% of the youths identified the Y’s core values as something they believe in and try to practice in their daily lives
  • 80% of the students reported they feel better about themselves due to community service
  • 85% of the students reported improved peer interactions

Y-STRIVE served 188 students.

Y-POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY

  • 100% of students averaged three months growth in math and literacy, compared to two months loss for most low income students
  • 89% of students attended the program for the full six weeks without absence
  • Students received 210 hours of summer learning
  • 93% of teachers reported that scholars increased their self-confidence
  • 100% of parents reported their scholars enjoyed this summer learning experience

Y-TEEN CENTER served nearly 500 unduplicated students during the school year.

 “The role and value of our community partners truly can’t be understated,” added Ms. Stewart. “From financial and in-kind support to serving as mentors and hosting student visits and field trips, our community partners-along with the teachers- are really the bedrock of this program.”

Organizations recognized included:

AmeriCorps
Bank of America
Bartlett Tree Service
Bean Foundation
Citizens Bank Foundation
Cogswell Benevolent Trust
Cross Insurance
Fidelity Investments
Granite United Way
Hannaford Supermarkets
Howe, Riley, Howe
JC Penney 
Lincoln Financial
Manchester Community Television
Manchester Kiwanis Club
Manchester Police Department
Manchester School District
Market Basket
Mass College of Pharmacy
NH Institute of Art
NH Motor Speedway
People’s Bank
ProCon
Puritan Backroom
Queen City Rotary Club
Republic Café
Saint Anselm College
Southern New Hampshire University
Wild Rover Pub
YMCA of the USA

“Thanks to these key partners and others, we were able to favorably impact the lives of nearly 1,000 young people and hopefully set them up for a brighter future,” Ms. Stewart concluded.

About The Granite YMCA
As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2016, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at over $1.63 million to 19,872 individuals. To learn more, please visit www.graniteymca.org. 

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