Our Work

The YMCA partners with local health organizations to implement programs and events offered free to the community in an effort to inspire healthy eating and active lifestyles (HEAL). From Go for Bold to Color Splash 5k, we strive to provide nutritional and lifestyle-based resources which will help reduce the prevalence of obesity in Washington County.

Scroll down to learn more about HEAL partner programs, and click the links below to learn more about annual HEAL events in our community:


Do, Eat and Believe in a Healthy Washington County

Go For Bold is a community-wide initiative aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles for the residents of Washington County. With a Bold Goal of losing 1 million community pounds by 2030, this 10-year journey will:

  • Focus on increasing physical activity through fun and engaging community-wide events
  • Incorporate mindfulness and stress reduction techniques into daily activities
  • Offer nutrition tips and healthy recipes that focus on fresh fruits and vegetables

Healthy Washington County is a coalition of public and private organizations with a mission to strengthen the health and wellness of our community and residents.  -CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE-

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A proven 4-H Healthy Living program for youth ages 8 to 14.

Health Rocks! applies 4‑H’s successful Positive Youth Development model with life skill development and decision-making philosophy to the challenge of reducing tobacco, alcohol, e-cigarette/vaping and drug use.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

For more than 20 years, Health Rocks! has used its unique formula to help youth make healthier life choices. The 2019-2020 program resulted in the following positive changes in youth behavior:

  • 95 percent intend to avoid underage tobacco use
  • 97 percent demonstrated high level of social and emotional thriving
  • 92 percent expressed the intent to pursue healthy behaviors and avoid risky behaviors
  • 83 percent disapproved of risky behavior (i.e. alcohol and tobacco use) (i.e. alcohol and tobacco use)

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CATCH Kids Club (CKC) is a nutrition education and physical activity program designed for elementary and middle school-aged children (grades K – 8) in an after-school or summer setting. CKC is composed of nutrition education (including snack activities) and physical activities to encourage active living & healthy eating. The CKC health program for kids offers an easy-to-use format that both children and staff enjoy and is easy to implement. -CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE-