YMCA Judson Community Center recently underwent $500,000 in facility upgrades to help meet the growing child care needs in the community.
Located at 2 Eighth St., the center offers preschool, afterschool and summer day camp programs to families in the surrounding communities.
“To reach as many children as possible with the quality programming that the Y is known for, we knew we needed to reinvest in the Judson Community Center,” says Scot Baddley, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greenville.
Renovations to the facility consisted of removing walls to add 900 square feet of programming space and the addition of a 520-square-foot outdoor patio. An outdoor picnic area is also planned.
Additional improvements include:
- New flooring
- Upgraded restrooms
- Fresh paint
- Upgraded furniture
Stephanie Knobel, the executive director of YMCA Judson Community Center, said the almost 24-year-old facility hasn’t been renovated since it was first constructed. The new upgrades were unveiled Feb. 7 during the community center’s 21st annual SouperBowl fundraising event.
“It has turned out way better than I ever thought it would be,” Knobel said.
To fund the project, YMCA Judson Community Center was a recipient of Greenville Health Authority’s Health Greenville Grant Awards. It was also the beneficiary of Greenville High School’s 2021 Spirit Week.
“We are so thankful to all those who have helped raise these critical capital funds or awarded the Judson branch generous grants,” Baddley said.