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Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
jriley@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
jriley@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-1:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Thursday September 29
  1. Open Gym
  2. Lap Swim
  3. Individual Workout
  4. Open Gym & Basketball
  5. TRX
  6. Cycling
  7. Pickleball
  8. Fit 4 Life
  9. Lap Swim
  10. Family Swim (2 Lanes)
  11. Lap Swim
  12. Open Gym
  13. Boot Camp
  14. Lap Swim
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-1:00pm
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Kid Zone
Thu Sep 29

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Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
kwelch@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
kwelch@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:15am-1:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Thursday September 29
  1. Open Gym
  2. Individual Workout
  3. Gentle Yoga
  4. POUND
  5. Kid Zone
  6. TRX Upper Body
  7. Foam Rolling & Core Strength
  8. Lo Impact
  9. Fit 4 Life
  10. Open Gym
  11. Kid Zone
  12. Yoga Beyond Asana
  13. Zumba Toning
  14. Open Gym
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:15am-1:00pm
Fun For Families
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Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

Contact

Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

Hours

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

Upcoming Classes

Thursday September 29
  1. Open Gym
  2. Lap Swim
  3. Play Zone
  4. Individual Workout
  5. Boot Camp
  6. Cycling
  7. Open Gym
  8. Lap Swim
  9. Lap Swim
  10. Leisure Swim (1 Lane)
  11. Strength & Core
  12. Zumba
  13. Lap Swim
  14. Open Gym
  15. See all classes

Hours

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

Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-12:15pm

Upcoming Classes

Thursday September 29
  1. Individual Workout
  2. Kid Zone*
  3. Kickboxing
  4. Barre
  5. Kid Zone*
  6. Chair POUND
  7. Yoga
  8. Muscle Conditioning
  9. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-12:15pm
Fun For Families
Kid Zone
Thu Sep 29

Just Want to Visit?

Click here for a guest pass

Program Guide

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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-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 8:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-12:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Thursday September 29
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Leisure Swim
  3. Individual Workout
  4. Muscle Mix
  5. Kid Zone
  6. Yoga
  7. Aquacise
  8. Lap Swim
  9. TRX
  10. Lap Swim
  11. Leisure Swim
  12. Lap Swim
  13. Family Swim (2 Lanes)
  14. Kid Zone
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 8:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-12:00pm
Fun For Families
Kid Zone
Thu Sep 29

Just Want to Visit?

Click here for a guest pass

Program Guide

Click here to view
Fun For Families

Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
sneville@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
sneville@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:30pm

Upcoming Classes

Thursday September 29

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Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:30pm
Fun For Families

STRATEGIC PLAN ROAD MAP

Helping Our Communities Thrive

Our Mission: The Granite YMCA creates a community where all are welcome and builds a healthy spirit, mind, and body based on the values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.

Our Desired Impact: The communities we serve thrive because people face fewer obstacles to healthy living, have a powerful sense of belonging, and work together to create equity.



THE PLAN

Phase 1: Managing and preparing through COVID-19
Ensuring our Y’s sustainability, while building capacity, and launching where feasible.

Phase 2: Driving our strategies
Developing and leveraging partnerships, personnel, and funding to expand our impact through the priorities below.

OUR ORGANIZATIONAL PRIORITIES

HEALTH EQUITY

The Granite YMCA will be THE community connector and champion of health, intentionally building pathways to YMCA participation and improving access to the social determinants of health. Using the power of our brand and our constituency, we will use our collective voice to encourage community action that improves health equity for all.

PROMOTING MENTAL WELLBEING

We will provide solutions that help children and adults address and manage mental wellbeing challenges to improve education and social success with help from partner organizations.

SUSTAINING EXCELLENCE

Every program, service and experience will be safe, effective, clean, have the right equipment, highly skilled staff, and reflect our core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

IMPACT

HEALTH EQUITY

Increased community engagement in the YMCA elevates the understanding of the relationship between the social determinants of health and personal well-being and creates champions for healthy equity.

PROMOTING MENTAL WELLBEING

All individuals in our care have the tools and support they need to successfully mitigate adverse childhood experiences and thrive as youth and adults.

SUSTAINING EXCELLENCE

The number of those engaged in the Y, as members, donors, participants, volunteers, and partners, increases and stay with us year after year.

STRATEGIES

HEALTH EQUITY

  • Engage more people in our Y movement by creating more value and opportunity for members
  • The Y is an extension of the NH health arena that provides behavioral changes leading to improved health and well-being.
  • Commit to supporting diversity and inclusion with the Y and communities

PROMOTING MENTAL WELLBEING

  • Add adult mental wellbeing for staff and members
  • Ensure youth mental wellness is in all of our youth programming
  • Enhance training internally & externally
  • Expand partnerships at the state and local level
  • Re-evaluate and establish evaluation and Outcome measurements for youth programming

SUSTAINING EXCELLENCE

  • Our Human Resources department will stablish a staff infrastructure that adequately supports our mission and anticipated growth.
  • Continue to improve practices in the Finance Department that supports our mission and anticipated growth.
  • Provide innovative marketing and public relations to The Granite Y
  • Raise funds to ensure access
  • Invest in facilities to make them more effective and appealing
  • Expand volunteerism throughout the association


2020 AND BEYOND

The Board of Directors of The Granite YMCA commissioned a Strategic Planning Task Force to refresh its strategic plan. The task force and staff:

  • reviewed demographics
  • interviewed community leaders to better understand critical community needs
  • held a Board/Staff Planning Retreat/Input Session and several additional staff planning sessions
  • and met over the course of 6 months to develop our strategic response.

This is a “living” strategy road map. The Y is committed to long-term impact and recognizes the need to continuously adapt its strategies as the environment in New Hampshire changes.

That very time to adapt has come with COVID-19. We recognize that our top priority is to ensure our financial health while providing critical services that support the health and well-being of the people in our communities. While maintaining our financial health during this unprecedented crisis, our Y will continue to work on our strategic priorities at a pace that aligns with our capacity.



IDENTITY PROFILE

At the heart of our Identity Profile are three essentials necessary to develop and implement successful organizational strategies: a sound operating model, keen market awareness, and an understanding of our unique strategic advantages. These give us a deep understanding of our Y and strengthen our current and future strategy work.

As a charitable organization our mission is...

Create a community where all are welcome and build healthy spirit, mind, and body based on the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Because we aim to ensure that:

The communities we serve thrive because people face fewer obstacles to healthy living, have a powerful sense of belonging, and work together to create equity.

Impacting...

Over 545,000 people accross the state of New Hampshire. Currently, we serve 11,560 member units and over 12,526 program participants. We are committed to strengthening our impact through our existing branches and expanding engagement at all branches with special focus on Londonderry, Seacoast, Downtown Manchester, Strafford County, Goffstown, Concord and Camps Foss and Mi-Te-Na.

In the geographic area of...

Our primary markets, which include Manchester, Goffstown, Londonderry/Derry, Concord, Portsmouth, and Rochester. Secondary markets with a Y presence include Windham, Greenland, Dover, Hooksett, and Bedford. Two Overnight Camps, one for girls and one for boys, are in Strafford and Alton and youth attend from NH, MA and greater New England.

Through...

An amazing array of lifelong programs and services all focused to strengthen social integration, educational and emotional success, chronic illness prevention, and health equity.

Maximize our unique strategic advantages...

  • The Y is trusted and has been continuously serving in NH since 1852.
  • The breadth and depth of programming—available to people in all phases of life—is unparalleled.
  • We have developed effective relationships and partnerships that position our Y to be a leader in improving people’s health and well-being.
  • Our culture and core values create a safe and supportive network within which to thrive.

Sustain our work through a funding mix of...

A commitment to a balanced blend of earned revenue and collaborative funding with an emphasis on increasing the percentage of contributed revenue (from 7 to 15%), membership revenue (from 23 – 40%), and funding for chronic illness prevention programs.



CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITIES

We heard from our communities and the message was loud and clear: There are overwhelming barriers to success for many members of the communities we serve that are very difficult to overcome. These include a lack of connection and sense of belonging as well as emotional and mental health issues related to adverse childhood experiences like divorce, abuse, poverty, hunger, and addiction. Because of these barriers, the chance for a person to be healthy and develop to their fullest potential can be at genuine risk.

We also know that 90% of any one person’s health is directly related to where they are born, live, learn, work, and die. The social determinants of health – economic stability, neighborhood and physical environment, education, healthy food, community and social integration, and quality health care – can either provide a smoother pathway to health and success or be an insurmountable barrier, all depending on the environment you find yourself in.

The YMCA has always believed that a healthy spirit, mind, and body are crucial to helping an individual develop to their fullest potential. We have also been committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of ability to pay, has access to the Y and the programs and services that support healthy lifestyle. What we now know, based on scientific evidence, is that if we can remove barriers to health for more people, we will not only improve the potential for every individual but our communities will in turn thrive.



GETTING INVOLVED

If you're interested in learning more about how to get involved with our strategic planning process, please contact Donna Mousseau.