R.E.C.E.S.S.    YMCA Fun for Everyone!

RECESS is a signature program of The YMCA of Greenville for post high school adults with diverse abilities. The RECESS program was founded upon the 3 Pillars of the YMCA:

  • Youth Development
  • Healthy Living
  • Social Responsibility

For the RECESS program, we added:

  • Adult Development
  • Social/Independent Living

During programming, participants learn about nutrition, fitness, social responsibility, community outreach, and independent living skills. RECESS allows adults with diverse abilities not only a place to continue to learn new skills, but also gives them a place to connect with friends and gain a sense of belonging.

LOCATIONS:

Caine Halter – Greenville: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Youth Program Center – Simpsonville: Monday, Wednesday, Friday AND Tuesday/Thursday

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – Greenville Eastside: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

 

SESSIONS OFFERED:

Spring Semester: 15 Weeks January – May

Summer Camps: June, July, August – One-week session per month

Fall Semester: 12 Weeks September - December

During programming, participants learn about nutrition, fitness, social responsibility, community outreach, and independent living skills. RECESS allows adults with diverse abilities not only a place to continue to learn new skills, but also gives them a place to connect with friends and gain a sense of belonging.

Sharon DeFelice’s daughter, Amanda, was one of the pilot program’s participants. DeFelice said the program has given her daughter confidence to do daily tasks most adults do without any trouble. “Her adult body with a toddler mind offers her many frustrations, but with the program, she gained willingness and confidence,” DeFelice said.

For more information or to apply contact Rebekah Cunningham, RECESS Program Manager or call 864-679-9622 Ext. 210.