AboutVision: Our vision is to support Fort Leonard Wood military families by providing programs and services that strengthen spirit, mind and body, and are relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
Mission: The Mission of the Armed Services YMCA of Missouri is to enhance the lives of the military families in the Fort Leonard Wood area.
Vision Of Service
Armed Services YMCA of Missouri Duck Race will be held on Saturday, July 28th, in conjunction with Old Settler’s Day. Festivities are held in the Waynesville City Park and begin at 10:00 AM. Duck Race is open to the public. Contact the ASYMCA to participate. Call 573-329-4513 or email Linda Bright @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom has been an active volunteer for the ASYMCA for the past 5 years. He is called upon to be the photographer at all events, including Fabulous Fakes, the Duck Race and Hail to Heroes. He drives the Y bus for all Warriors in Town events and provides the shuttle service for Christmas on the Square. He attends every ASY event and is often one of the last to leave. He never objects to folding flyers, stuffing envelopes, running errands, or even providing dinner for visiting YMCA guests. He is truly a selfless volunteer and we are very proud to have him as a part of the Y team.
COL Frank Rangel, Jr., Commander of the 4th MEB, receives the Military Volunteer of the Year Award for his leadership, advice and dedication to the ASYMCA over the past two years.
Joe Hayes received his award for all his hard work to bring the Hail to Heroes event to FLW. Shown here with Steve Lynch, Vice Chair ASYMCA of MO.
Mike Brame, Chairperson of the Board of Management, was recently awarded the Co-Civilian of the Year award for 2011.
The Armed Services YMCA of Missouri received national recognition by winning the Raytheon Award for the “Best New Program”, during the ASYMCA National Board Meeting held in Alexandria, VA. This is the second time the Missouri branch has won this award in the last three years.
The program, YMCA C.A.R.E.S, Creative Activities to Reinforce Early Skills, is designed to help children, age birth through 48 months, develop the skills necessary to successfully enter school. Targeting the twenty percent of preschoolers not participating in a structured child care environment, the program is focused on family, friend and neighbor caregivers who regularly watch infants and preschoolers during the day. It provides these caregivers with an increased understanding of the role of play in the development of school readiness, increases knowledge of child development, provides a supportive social network for caregivers, increases understanding of the importance of their role and provides activities that support pre-literacy. The children have the opportunity to improve their social and emotional development, pre-literacy development and physical and motor development.
The program is conducted in 6 week sessions and there is NO COST to the participants. Our facilitator for the program is Ms. Cathy Gates, a certified Early Learning educator. Snacks are provided.
Dates and times vary per session. For further information, or to sign up, please contact the Armed Services YMCA office at 29 Young St., FLW or call 573-329-4513. Contact may also be made by email at email@example.com.
Armed Services YMCA is a registered, non-profit 501(C)(3) organization funded in part by the National ASYMCA, the Combined Federal Campaign, annual fundraisers and generous donations from individuals and organizations. Our programs include Operation Kid Comfort and the Warriors in Town program. All programs are open to the public.
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Vicki has served with the Armed Services YMCA of Missouri since 2009 as an Advisor, and has recently become a Board Member. She currently holds the office of Secretary. For the past two years, she has given generously of her time and talents at all of our programs and special events. She is especially appreciated for her dedication to our Operation Kid Comfort program. She has personally made six quilts that have been presented to military families in the past year. We are happy to present the Angel Award for 2010 to Vicki. Thank you for all you do for the Y.