YMCA of Greater Providence
Kent County Branch



  • Centerville Bank Supports the Y! Thanks to a 5-year $25,000 grant from Centerville Bank, we are so excited to be able to increase the enrichment opportunities at our Out of School Time sites! Click here to read the full article in the Warwick Beacon
  • Meet Scotty- the Mayor of the Y. Scotty is the unofficial mayor of the Kent County YMCA. Staff and members alike stop to stay hello, and he breaks easily into one of his beaming smiles. Life was not always like this for Scott however. His mother Jane describes a very different young man who, a few short years ago, “sat on the couch day after day, doing nothing.” He wouldn’t even go to the grocery store with her, his psychiatric disabilities creating barriers that prevented his involvement in anything that was loud, busy or otherwise over stimulating. Click here to read more about Scotty and his journey to health and wellness.

  • A Whole New Attitude. Diana Edwards is the single mother of four boys. She came from a family where health was not always a priority -- her mother had health issues around weight, lungs and heart all her adult life. “That was a good enough reason right there to get healthy,” Diana says. “The problems that happened to my mom, they could happen to me too.” Click here to read more about Diana's amazing health and wellness journey!

  • Y's Owl and Out of School Time Programs Soon to be Bright Stars. The Y's Owl preschool program and the Out of School Time programs are currently working on becoming accredited by the Bright Stars program! Click here to read more about the Bright Stars program.

  • Do More 3K/5K Raises over $1000! Thanks to the efforts of Mackenzie Kelly over $1000 was raised to support. Click here to see the overall results. Click here to see the age group results.

  • YMCA Knitting Club Shares the Warmth. The Kent County YMCA Knitting Club has been sharing their gifts for 13 years! Click here to read the article in the Warwick Beacon.

  • Swim Team Member Katie Evans Top 10! Kent County Y Sea Otter Swimmer Katie Evans is highlighted as one of Warwick Veterans Memorial High School's Top 10.  Please congratulate Katie and her family! Click here to read the whole story in the Warwick Beacon.

  • RIDE Commissioner Gist Visits Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett. RIDE Commisioner Deborah Gist visited Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett this summer! Click here to read the article from the Warwick Beacon.

  • Kent County Y Partners with the Providence Center. New partnership provides holistic approach to substance abuse treatment. Click here to learn more about the program.

  • LIVING WELL Rhode Island. FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops will be offered by the Rhode Island Department of Health at the Kent County Y. Click here for details. For more information, contact Darren Kaw at at 401-222-7622.

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