Winner of the Raffle Parks at Lancaster House
Walk to the Stadium in 5 minutes.
403 Washington Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Michelle and Jeff Downs
of Chesapeake, Virginia!
They won the raffle last year.
You could be next.
A Legacy of Leadership
By 1900, there were over 800 campus YMCAs around the country. Today there are only 21, including the YMCA at Virginia Tech. Only an excellent legacy of leadership has given our YMCA such staying power. The YMCA at Virginia Tech flourishes today, owing to the efforts of early leaders such as Paul Derring, the Reverend Al Payne, Emily Stuart, Barbara Michelson, and influential volunteer leaders like Lucy Lee Lancaster.
The YMCA works to build leaders in Virginia Tech students, offering over 11 programs in which they can participate and gain valuable experience while contributing to their community. The Y Student Programs (YSP) began in 1986 and has been operating successfully ever since, thanks to the leadership abilities of staff and volunteers.
The YMCA at Virginia Tech’s programs help turn the students of today into the leaders of tomorrow; a convention that all started with a legacy of leadership that has remained consistent since the YMCA’s inception at Virginia Tech in 1873.
The YMCA also proudly serves all walks of life in the community through education programs, after-school children’s programs, tutoring, international services, our thrift shop, and other community services.
The YMCA works with the community, the town, the county, and the public school system to identify needs and incorporate volunteers into programs to address those needs.
The YMCA currently serves over 27,000 community members through our various programs.