Greenville Technical College and the YMCA of Greenville have established a partnership, which may promote the health and well-being of the college’s students, staff and stakeholders through the creation of classes, programming and collaborative opportunities.
“The YMCA of Greenville has a long history of partnering with organizations to help further our collective impact on the community in the areas of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility,” said Scot Baddley, president and CEO of YMCA of Greenville. “Together with Greenville Tech, we are able to reach far more people to help educate and empower them on different ways they can take control of their health to have an improved quality of life through a better spirit, mind and body.”
The two organizations will work together to develop and offer non-credit personal interest classes in health and wellness areas including coaching and refereeing. In addition, they will promote intramural sports for GTC students and offer physical activity courses for GTC students working toward associate degrees.
GTC and the YMCA of Greenville will also create shared programming around food, nutrition and health in partnership with GTC’s Truist Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation. The YMCA of Greenville will establish internship opportunities for GTC students, promote membership opportunities for the GTC community and encourage the use of the YMCA facilities for employee and student activities.