A ribbon cutting late in April celebrated the opening of the new Copple Family YMCA - located adjacent to the new Marilyn Moore Middle school, which opens this fall - as well as celebrating the power of community collaboration.
The Lincoln Public Schools/YMCA partnership is modeled after the first such pilot program: the Fallbrook YMCA located right next door to Schoo Middle School.
"I love that image," LPS Board of Education President Don Mayhew said at the ribbon cutting, "because we now have two cornerstones in northwest and southeast Lincoln – where our schools and YMCA’s prudently and efficiently share space."
Mayhew continued: "Joint facilities – like this one – undoubtedly save money because of shared spaces, and allow for smoother transitions for our families. In fact, the YMCA and Lincoln Public Schools are two organizations that represent a perfect mesh of mission. We both support families, youth development, physical fitness, education and sense of community….We know the YMCA and Lincoln Public Schools will continue working together, making our students and families healthier and happier, as we look into the future."
Published: May 1, 2017, Updated: May 1, 2017