In 2009, the State YMCA of Georgia celebrated a couple of exciting anniversaries:  80 years of being a chartered YMCA and 65 years of offering Youth Assembly, the model state legislature.  Over the years, more than one million teens have passed through the State YMCA of Georgia programs that include leadership, character, and Youth In Government programs that are in addition to the local “Y” Clubs in more than 100 schools across the state.

Through the years, a number of noteworthy individuals have become alumni.  The folks include a number of both current and former state legislators and elected officials, but also folks like country music superstar Trisha Yearwood, former NFL Coach Dan Reeves, US Senator Johnny Isakson, and several college and university presidents.

Our local “Y” Club chapters completed more than 75,000 community service hours in projects ranging from building houses for Habitat for Humanity, projects to benefit the homeless community, Operation Christmas Child, local community blood drives, etc.  Known for our southern hospitality and think accents, we are pleased to once again join our brothers and sisters from across the nation “on the mountain” where the Blue Ridge Spirit lives.

~ Georgia Delegation

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