News & Updates


The Cleveland County Family YMCA is the leading nonprofit organization in Cleveland County. Our community efforts reach as Kings Mountain, Shelby, through Boiling Springs and into Rutherford County. Check out the latest news and updates about your YMCA here.

YMCA Volunteer & Local Teen Wins Receives Full Scholarship to Gardner-Webb University

Bailey Payne is a volunteer at the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, as well as a child of the foster care system. Learn more about her story, faith and the great things that are finally coming her way here.                                                 


YMCA Receives Grant to Fund Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives the in Foothills of N.C.

The Cleveland County Family YMCA received a $25,000 grant from Duke Energy to fund programs aimed at celebrating out minorities. The grant will also fund the training of local businesses and emerging community leaders on diversity and inclusion. Read more about the initiatives here. 


Storytelling is a huge part of the culture and community at the YMCA. We love to celebrate and share milestones alongside our Y family. We would love to hear about your latest Y story, goal you achieved or accomplishment! Tell us how the YMCA has played a role in your journey. Share today!