YMCA announces Perry County survey

By Herald Staff

FERDINAND — The Tri-County YMCA will be conducting a Community Needs Assessment survey focusing on Perry County and the surrounding area.

The Tri-County YMCA, serving Dubois, Spencer and Perry counties was chartered in Ferdinand in 2003. The YMCA has a 36,000-square-foot facility in Ferdinand and conducts programming in communities across its service area. The YMCA focuses on: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through a variety of programs and services, the Tri-County YMCA serves more than 5,000 members and program participants annually at more than 12 locations. Programs in include: after school care, summer camp, youth sports, older adult programming, adult sports, aquatics, wellness programming. The YMCA also hosts events for various community organizations such as: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls on the Run, school field trips, Christkindlmarkt and many others.

The purpose of the needs assessment is to evaluate current programming in Perry County as well as to identify needs and gaps in programing for youth and adults in Perry County and the surrounding area.

Currently, the Tri-County YMCA offers full day care summer camp and youth sports for ages 3-6 in Tell City. The survey will provide an opportunity to give feedback on current programming.

The Perry County Community Needs Assessment will consist of a survey and a series of community interviews. The goal is to identify the needs of the residents and employees of Perry County and the surrounding area. After results are accumulated, the data will be shared through a series of focus groups and community stakeholder interviews.

To participate in the community needs assessment survey, click here.

The survey launched Monday and will be open until June 19. For more information, contact Mike Steffe at 812-367-2323 or mike@tricountyymca.org or www.tricountyymca.org.

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