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Stay up-to-date with the latest news and happenings from the Ozarks Regional YMCA and its 7 branches.

Landing a job is a tremendous milestone for young people. Hannah Davidson is a great example. She was about to finish college and look for a teaching position when she accepted a part-time job at the Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar as an after school counselor. She didn't re...

Hollister is proud to introduce Taylor Hoover, gymnastics coach volunteer for the recreational gymnastics program. Taylor comes to the Ozark Family YMCA from Camp Barnabas, a unique ministry providing Christian camping experiences to people with special needs and chron...

You know the challenges in our community today: people of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more, children face widening learning gaps and lack of safe places to be while their parents work. Families find it difficult to sp...

Pete Staudt is employed by Jack Henry & Associates and is another long time Y member.


Pete says he began going to the old Armory Building on Euclid Ave. to join in on regular lunch hour basketball games. When the building became the location for the Monett Area YMCA, h...

In the spring of 2018, the Lebanon Family YMCA introduced a women’s basketball league and it happens to be the only women’s league in the Ozarks area.

This new and exciting program features many former Southwest Missouri high school and college standouts, former All Ame...

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