The YMCA of Columbia is exploring advancing their mission (To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.) into Kershaw County. Their process has included an Expansion Feasibility Research Study (March 2017), and a Capital Campaign Feasibility Study (June 2018). Focus groups, telephone, face-to-face and online interviews were conducted during the studies to gather ideas and comments from individuals interested in the community and the Y.
The studies are guiding Y leadership as to whether undertaking programs and services or even a major building project and capital campaign in Kershaw County would be feasible at this time. The YMCA of Columbia’s Board of Directors has formed a task force to review the final data and make a recommendation to the board on next steps.
Although the most recent study has concluded, the Y continues to seek input from the community. Please contact [email protected] to learn more.