In 2004, the Audubon Branch YMCAs goal of extending its programs and services to low-income families in the Borough of Norristown became a reality with the start of the STRONG program.

STRONG, a grant funded program, meets the needs of the Norristown community with programs such as summer day camp, after-school activities and family recreation.

After-school homework help, cultural programs, and Y Achievers are making a difference in the community giving young people a place where they can learn life skills.

"My goal is to be better at math and my times tables. The STRONG program has helped me with this," Tyler , past STRONG participant.

"The STRONG program has helped me learn how to be non-violent, and find good ways to solve problems. I have made good friends here, and we have a good time together," Eric, past STRONG participant.

STRONG's programs include:
Afterschool Homework Helpers
Y Achievers
Y Aquatics Career Training
STRONG Creative Dance & Creative Drama
Adventure Guides
Youth and Government.

For more information on STRONG or to request a brochure, please contact Erica Genuardi, at the Audubon YMCA by phone 484-674-6238 or email egenuardi@fvymca.org.

S.T.R.O.N.G. Collaboratives

  • Norristown Youth Development Coalition (NYDC)
  • Montgomery County Cultural Center
  • The Truancy Abatement initiative and Norristown Area School District
  • Norristown Area School District