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YMCA, SCC align to provide educational opportunities

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Stanly Community College and the Stanly County YMCA have formed a partnership to benefit SCC students and employees.

The alliance will provide SCC access to physical education space not available at SCC facilities.

Beginning in August, students at the college and at Stanly Early College High School will enjoy courses with access to open-space physical education classrooms and a fitness equipment classroom at the YMCA.

SCC faculty are developing the curricula for expanding continuing education options to make the best use of this opportunity. The college is exploring using this space for extracurricular activities for students as well.

This partnership will provide SCC students enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters (2019 and 2020 semesters, respectively) with membership at the Stanly County Family YMCA.

The agreement will also allow SCC to launch an incentive wellness program for SCC full-time employees.

“Stanly Community College is proud to join together with the Stanly County Family YMCA to help improve students’ and employees’ health and well-being,” SCC President Dr. John Enamait said.

“The YMCA will provide much needed space to teach SCC classes relative to physical education courses, Continuing Education programs and student intramural activities. Additionally, we know the positive effects that exercise has on students’ academic behavior and want to provide a resource to promote a healthy lifestyle for both students and employees.”

George Crooker, chief executive officer, YMCA, added: “There is no limit to what we can accomplish towards healthy living, youth development and social responsibility goals for our community.”

— Stanly
Community College