The James Family Prescott YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization that was founded locally in 1914. It is an association of persons of all ages who are united in a common effort to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
A community volunteer Board of Directors sets policy, gives ideas and oversees the financial decisions that govern the YMCA. The YMCA is supported by memberships, program fees and public and private contributions. As a membership organization, the YMCA is open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. An extensive scholarship program ensures access to kids and families who could not otherwise afford the benefits of the YMCA.
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The YMCA has been part of the Prescott community since 1914. The current facility, the James Family Prescott YMCA, was opened in 1998. The last major capital fundraising campaign for the construction of this facility began in 1995 and raised 5.5 million dollars.
Since opening, membership has grown to over 10,000 members. Our YMCA has exceeded all expectations outlined in the last campaign.
By Ron James ~ Ron James is a past board president of the James Family Prescott YMCA and is a strong supporter.
The James Family Prescott YMCA has seen many changes since it was founded in 1914 in the Prescott community.
Remember when the YMCA was a one room building on Whipple St? Remember when we campaigned ten years ago for a building to anchor all of the YMCA’s programs? Remember when you went down the slide in the new indoor pool for the first time?
Yet, the YMCA is more than its buildings. It has helped launch kayakers in the Verde River. It has taught young women to balance serenely in gymnastics poses. It has sent marathon runners up and over Thumb Butte and back again.
Remember when the YMCA received Olympic gymnastic athletes Nadia Comaneci, her husband Bart Conner and gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller? Remember when the Harlem Globetrotters came to visit? Children in the youth basketball league poured in to see the globetrotters spin wonders with a basketball.
At this point in the YMCA’s history, at the cusp of yet another positive change, the YMCA looks back at its relationship with this community, its supporters and the many families who have grown up with the Prescott YMCA.
As a non-profit institution, the YMCA has given thousands of dollars in scholarship assistance so that children may have a safe place to go after school, so that youth may develop skills in athleticism and teamwork, so that adults may feel healthy and strong. These subtle benefits have long-lasting results. People walk through the doors of the YMCA every day as they have for many years. All of this is possible because of the generosity of this community.
Many people have been a part of the YMCA’s evolution. The YMCA relies on the volunteers from this community. And it relies on its supporters who give to the YMCA some of their wealth, talent and time. Please remember, each gift that you give to the YMCA today goes a long way into the future of the Prescott area. It goes to toddlers, adolescents, adults and seniors. It goes to creating space for discovery and growth, for the simple things like learning how to catch a ball. It goes to the smile from a coach when your child makes their first basketball hoop.
Ten years from now when we write “remember when…,” the James Family Prescott YMCA will still be a landmark for Yavapai County’s families.
Timeline that Outlines Milestones in the National and James Family Prescott YMCA History:
The Prescott YMCA of Yavapai County Mobile App will help you stay better connected to the Y information you need most. You’ll have access to class schedules and notifications, announcements of upcoming events, facility updates and more. You can view the full list and description of programs in our Current Program Guide (coming soon) as well.
Easily view pool and group exercise schedules for each day and filter for the types of classes that you like and then print your own Y specific class schedules.
Stay up to date with the latest announcements and organizational news.
Subscribe to push notifications and stay informed with group specific notifications sent straight to your lock screen.
No more worrying about keeping up with your barcode or your kids’ barcodes, store them all in the app for easy check-in.
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*Mobile app may display as "Daxko" in your app store. This is the correct app. Once you download the Daxko app, it should take you to the Prescott YMCA upon launch.
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Open the Daxko app
Go to "Preferences" and then "Notifications
Q. What is the name of the new mobile app?
A. When you first go to download the new app, it will appear as "Daxko" in the App Store or on Google Play.
Q. Will I have to enter my barcode again?
A. Yes, you will need to enter your barcode again. If you entered your barcode in the old app, you can find the number in the old app by going to "Cards" and taking note of the number. If you did not enter your barcode in the old app, you can look back of your membership card. Staff can look up the barcode for members as well.
Q. Can I add my family’s membership cards in the app?
A. Yes. Staff can look up the barcodes for your family.
Q. Is the old app still available in the App Store?
A. No, the old app is no longer available in the App Store or on Google Play. You will need to download the new app.
Q. How do I know if I have the new version of the app?
A. Open your app and see what the home screen looks like. If the home screen is similar to the image on the left, then you have the old version of the app and will need to download the new app. If the home screen is similar to the image on the right, then you have the new version of the app, and no additional action is necessary.