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YMCA helps local organizations provide enrichment activities for students

Never Stop Learning - YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
The YMCA of Western North Carolina partnered with Blue Ridge Assembly to teach students archery. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

The YMCA of Western North Carolina is adapting to changing school schedules. The Y has partnered with local community organizations to bring children together in a safe, socially distanced way to study STEM curriculums.

At Blue Ridge Assembly, students also participate in enrichment activities that supplement their school work.

"I normally play on the playground and do tennis," fourth-grader Kaden said.

"I love it. There is nature everywhere. You get to go on a hike almost every day. There's a lake a couple of miles from here you can go and hike at," sixth-grader Brandon said.

"I like it better than school because at school you can only go outside once a day," fifth-grader Mya said.

Students said they also learn about the importance of respect, honesty and responsibility.