Welcoming Week

September 14-23, 2018

Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors–both immigrants and U.S.-born residents–to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community.


Here’s what’s happening around the association:

Brooks Family YMCA
10423 Centurion Parkway North
Jacksonville, FL 32256


Activities include:

Enrichment Passport in KidZone Exploring Different Countries & Music


Relaxing KUDOS Chair Massage

Monday, September 17
7:00am – 10:00am
Tuesday, September 18
5:00pm – 7:00pm


Complimentary Brass Tacks Coffee

Monday, September 17
7:00am – 10:00am


Leadership Team Meet & Greet

Wednesday, September 19
Beginning at 5:00pm
Snacks, Games & Prizes for all!

duPont YMCA Youth Development Campus
7373 Old Kings Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32217


Activities include:

Youth Games, Community Resources & Culturally-Diverse Entertainment

Saturday, September 22
1:00pm-4:00pm

Williams Family YMCA
10415 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Activities Include:

Kidzone Activities Daily

September 17-21


Family Friendly Potluck

Friday, September 21
11:30am-1:30pm


Group Exercise Mashup

Saturday, September 22
8:00am-10:30am
Pump, Pound, & Zumba

Winston Family YMCA
221 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Activities Include:

Movie in the kitchen

Monday, September 17
11:00am


Community Cooking Class with Restaurant Orsay and Black Hog Farms

Tuesday, September 18
6:00pm-7:00pm

Knife Skills: Hands on food preparation

Each participant will practice knife and food preparation skills

Taste a Healthy Farm to Table Dish

Demonstration presented by Chef Mike from Restaurant Orsay, with ingredients from Black Hog Farms

Take Home Ingredient Sample

Members– $20
Non-members– $30


Interactive Signs

Wednesday, September 19
All Day
There will be interactive signs posted throughout the building where guests are encouraged to write how they would say hello in their native language and what country they’re originally from.


International Potluck

Thursday, September 20
11:00am-Until Supplies Last


Fun Fact Friday

Friday, September 21
All Day
Guests can take a self-guided tour through the building reading facts from countries that are represented in our membership base.The facts will include when the country was founded, population and climate.

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.