The YMCA Without Walls

The Sulphur Springs YMCA provides a safe environment for children and families to learn, grow and thrive. We nurture the potential of each individual through programming that teaches and reinforces life skills and promotes personal growth, family engagement and academic achievement. As an integral part of the Neighborhood of Promise it is our goal for the Sulphur Springs YMCA to be a catalyst for community change and a significant contributor towards creating a healthier Sulphur Springs.


The Sulphur Springs YMCA serves to enrich the community through a number of initiatives. Click below to learn more:



News & Events



Download the Community Call to Action to Address Childhood Obesity in Sulphur Springs

Plan aims to reduce obesity for Sulphur Springs children


Healthy eating will keep teeth free of cavities and weight from piling on. That’s the lesson 11-year-old Shantelle Robinson carried away last week as she filled her plate with watermelon, cantaloupe and a bagel.


She sat among some 60 Sulphur Springs’ residents and community activists who came for a special breakfast and lessons in the benefits of good nutrition and exercise. The event was sponsored by the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida Foundation Inc. The agencies are partners in a neighborhood-focused plan to reduce obesity and encourage healthy life styles in Sulphur Springs. Read the entire article


Meagan Smithyman, Community School Director,

Wayne Johnson, Senior Director of Family Outreach,

Stally Ojeda, Senior Director of Extended Learning Programs,

Amber Carpenter, Grant Manager Amber.Carpenter@TampaYMCA.Org

Kiana White, Member Services Representative,

Tyechia Hobbs, Program Director K-3

Artisha Dawkins, Program Coordinator 4-8th

Dionte Brown, YReads! Coordinator

Urban Advisory Board

Serving Central City Family Y, Downtown Y, and Sulphur Springs YMCA. 


Alex Burks, Chair

Rick Bennet, Vice Chair

Chib Anderson

Jonathon Browy

Mike Charles

Terri Cordova Hewitt

Shani Davis

Angel Gonzalez

Scott Hewitt

Debbit Horton

Ralph Mangione

Mike Shea

Kambria Sims

Austin Toscano

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