Orlando YMCA opens its doors for the first time
Central Florida YMCA is officially established
Launch of Black Achievers Program
First Community Prayer Breakfast
Launch of Developing Hispanic Leaders
1) YMCA of Central Florida Youth Scholarship Campaign raises benchmark over $1 Million for under-served youth, teens, seniors and families in 5-county service area (Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake & Marion).
2) YMCA of Central Florida partners with the Winter Park Health Foundation to operate two wellness centers – the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Center (Winter Park) and the Center for Health & Wellness (Oviedo).
Dr. P. Phillips YMCA builds a Teen Center designed by its teen members to provide them with a safe place to go after school.
Dr. P. Phillips Charities, YMCA of Central Florida and Infant Swimming Resource partner to offer the Safe Start program – an infant water safety and swim survival program.
YMCA creates first-of-its kind partnership with Brevard Community College to renovate and operate fitness facility on campus as a YMCA.
1) YMCA of Central Florida invests $20 million to build quality facilities in growing communities.
2) YMCA of Central Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort open the first of two innovative child care centers on Disney property for its cast members.
The YMCA of Central Florida YMCA becomes one of the fastest growing YMCAs in North America, growing to the 9th largest association by shifting to a membership based strategy that supports expansion and reach into various and underserved communities.
1) The YMCA launches its Lockheed Martin Technology Center, designed to encourage math and science among teens, at South Orlando YMCA.
2) YMCA of Central Florida hosts the National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet, one of the largest minority swim meets in the United States, as part of its initiative to make all kids safe in and around the water.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits and proclaims Lake Nona YMCA/School a model for education in the 21st Century.