Reidsville's YMCA is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Develop kickboxing skills and discipline during one of these high-intensity kickboxing classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Greensboro community, Greensboro Beautiful's volunteers put their green thumbs to good use. The volunteers at the nonprofit have planted trees during NeighborWoods Tree Plantings and developed four free-to-the-public community gardens supported by Greensboro Beautiful. These gardens draw in visitors throughout the year with their expansive colorful plots, as seen in the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, and elevated boardwalks winding through wetlands, as seen in the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park. The Greensboro Arboretum offers 17 acres hosting 10 woody plant collections, display gardens, and structural features. The Gateway Gardens accents the entrance to the City of Greensboro and features colorful, playful accents that make the park family-friendly. In addition to adding greenery to neighborhoods to enhance their beauty, the volunteers clean up trash and abandoned pog discs littering the area.
Reiki Master and Triad Essence Energy & Wellness owner Brigitte Cutler-Fosque believes in wellness transformation from the inside out. The BBB-accredited studio
offers energy healing and treatments such as life coaching, reflexology, reiki, huna energy work, and crystal healing.
As a child, Ruth Warren learned to value creativity over consumption. Her parents—who grew up during the Great Depression—taught their children to make ornaments from magazines, matchbooks, and bottle caps, paper dolls from catalogs, and even their house from salvaged wood and nails. As an adult, Ruth still celebrates these values as an artist and the marketing coordinator for The Scrap Exchange. The nonprofit company collects materials from more than 250 industries within a 100-mile radius, looking to repurpose everything from foam, paper, zippers, test tubes, fabric, and vintage goods into art and craft supplies.
Staffers have aims beyond just reducing waste and promoting environmental awareness: they hope to create a vibrant community. Alongside merchandise, their shop makes room for craft classes, an art gallery, and an artists’ marketplace of items created with discarded materials. Everyone is welcome to work inside a 400-square-foot design center, outfitted with sewing machines, a serger, a die-cut machine, a button-making machine, T-shirt hot press, and more than 300 reference books. The inspirational space earned a feature on Apartment Therapy, as well as Santa's nice list.
After being diagnosed with diabetes as a teenager, Brandy Barnes faced several obstacles, including feelings of isolation and a high-risk pregnancy. She was astounded by the lack of available resources for women like her. These experiences led her to form DiabetesSisters, with the hope of helping women of all ages with all types of diabetes.
DiabetesSisters aims to improve the quality of life and health of women through peer-support systems that provide encouragement, empowerment, and education. Along with support-group meetings held nationwide, the organization hosts SisterTalk blogs and forums where women can openly discuss and ask questions about diabetes without fear of judgment.
As one of 194 affiliates in the nation's largest dropout-prevention network, Communities In Schools of Durham (CIS) works to reduce the dropout rate by using evidence-based programs and connecting students with resources to help them achieve success, such as local corporations, civic agencies, and human-services agencies.
CIS places full-time staff members in schools, where they implement programs and form individual relationships with students who have a greater risk for dropping out. As part of its programming, CIS sponsors tours to local colleges so students can learn more about potential opportunities, gain inspiration for earning a high-school diploma, and begin to identify their ideal career path.