Greenville Technical College and the YMCA of Greenville have established a collaborative relationship. The goal is to promote health and well-being of the college’s students, staff and stakeholders through shared programming, pathways and collaborative opportunities, according to a news release.
The two organizations will work together to develop and offer non-credit personal interest classes in health and wellness areas, including coaching and refereeing, to promote intramural sports for Greenville Tech students, to offer physical activity courses for students earning associate degrees at the college, and to create shared programming around food, nutrition and health in partnership with the school’s Truist Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation, according to the news release. In addition, the YMCA of Greenville will develop internship opportunities for students, promote membership opportunities for the Greenville Technical College community, and encourage the use of the YMCA facilities for employee and student activities.
“This is a unique partnership between two neighboring entities with missions that come together nicely to impact the community,” Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College, said in the release. “The college is working to transform lives through education, and the YMCA of Greenville is creating a stronger community by investing in our kids, health and neighbors. Working together, we can increase the health and well-being of those we serve.”
“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,” Scot Baddley, president and CEO, YMCA of Greenville, said in the releases. “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.”