Celebrate Welcoming Week with the Y
Welcoming Week is Sept. 12-20th across the country!
Welcoming Week, founded by Welcoming America, is an annual celebration bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of local events that celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster greater welcome.
Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.
This year, Welcoming Week is FREE and open to the public! Please visit our Guest Policies before your visit. Photo ID required, guests must be 18 years or older or accompanied by a guardian, and follow all COVID-19 related guidelines as outlined on our Reopening Guide.
Join us at the Y during this week and show your support by becoming an official welcomer! Take a look at what to expect at the Y for Welcoming Week:
- Voter Registration at select YMCA centers
- “I am a Welcomer” signs for members, volunteers and staff to fill out and show their commitment to being a welcomer
- Stay & Play coloring sheets and activities themed around Welcoming Week
- Music from around the world featured as background music
- World map to pin and share where members and staff call home
- Opportunities for members to video record and share what home looks like
We hope to see you there!
Voter Registration Events at the Y
We believe voting isn’t just a civic duty, it’s also a key part of strengthening community! At our voter registration events, you can check your voter registration status, find your polling place and if you haven't registered yet, we'll help you get registered.
|Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA||Monday, September 14||5:30–8:30pm|
|James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA||Tuesday, September 15||9–11am|
|James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA||Tuesday, September 15||5–6:30pm|
|Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA||Wednesday, September 16||
|Greenbrier Family YMCA||Wednesday, September 16||5–7pm|
|Suffolk Family YMCA||Wednesday, September 16||5:30–7:30pm|
|Princess Anne Family YMCA||Thursday, September 17||3–7pm|
|Outer Banks Family YMCA||Friday, September 18||9am–12pm|
|Suffolk Family YMCA||Friday, September 18||5:30–7:30pm|
|Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA||Saturday, September 19||8am–12pm|
|Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA||Saturday, September 19||9am–1pm|
|YMCA on Granby||Saturday, September 19||11am–3pm|
|Taylor Bend Family YMCA||Saturday, September 19||11am–3pm|
|Greenbrier Family YMCA||Friday, September 25||9am–11am|
|Greenbrier Family YMCA||Monday, September 28||4–6pm|
|Effingham Street Family YMCA||Tuesday, September 29||9–11:30am|
|Effingham Street Family YMCA||Tuesday, September 29||4–6:30pm|