YMCA facility to provide career training to south side kids

(Photo Supplied/YMCA)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is looking to launch a career-prep facility on the south side of town.

The YMCA Enterprise Zone is the target of a $7-million campaign announced by YMCA officials yesterday, according to the Journal Gazette.

The 20,000 square foot facility would be built on donated land at the corner of Bowser and East Creighton avenues and would focus on kids in middle school to provide skill-trades classes as well as a “teaching kitchen” and traditional classroom spaces.

Officials said Y membership won’t be required when it opens – currently estimated in about two-and-a-half years from now – and they add it will help students develop skills needed for the workforce.


  1. Who knows, maybe Tom finally felt guilty. Those areas of town have been neglected by the Mayor’s office for a long time and there’s no reason why the majority of funding should be spent on the Mayor’s pet projects in a 1 square mile area of town.

    They should ‘master plan’ the south and east sides of town with a long-term improvement plan (supplemental to this project and the MKS project).


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