Y-CAP (DAVIDSON County)
The YMCA Community Action Project, or Y-CAP, is a YMCA center dedicated to serving at-risk youth in East Nashville one heart, one mind and one spirit at a time.
The Y-CAP program began in 1986 and was formed as its own center in 1992 on the belief that the real solutions to the problems facing at-risk youth can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Y-CAP programs are guided by the YMCA's core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Youth who come to Y-CAP are held accountable for their actions. In return, they receive a long-term commitment from caring staff members and volunteers dedicated to helping them learn from their past mistakes and supporting them as they learn to grow in spirit, mind and body.
Y-CAP (Williamson County)
Williamson County Y-CAP (YMCA Community Action Project) is an outreach program
that serves at-risk youth in Williamson County by offering dynamic opportunities
to grow in Spirit, Mind, and Body. Our mission is to offer new possibilities for
at-risk youth who would ordinarily be stuck in a cycle of negative choices but
because of Y-CAP, they establish positive principles to build healthy spirits,
minds, and bodies. Our values-based, holistic program provides these at-risk
youth a second chance, and we have seen many lives changed for the better.
Williamson County Y-CAP is housed at the Juvenile Courts and Service building
and works hand and hand with the Juvenile Court system and Alternative Learning
Center to challenge youth to become positive role models in their community.
This outreach program is designed to build a relationship with students based on
trust and accountability for their decisions and behavior. Y-CAP’s
Prevention-based program is operated out of Williamson County Alternative
Learning Center (ALC).
The ALC annually serves approximately 300 students. Students may be sent to the
ALC from their home schools for charges ranging from disorderly conduct and drug
and alcohol procession to gang related activity. The goal of Y-CAP is to
redirect a students’ focus from negative choices and friendships, to positive
choices and friendships, thereby interrupting the patterns that got them into