Bright Beginnings

Help a child be ready for the first day of school by participating.

Donate a Backpack & Save!

Donate a new backpack by August 15th & save up to $75.

Welcome to the Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA. We are excited to be located at our beautiful new facility on the corner of East Gate City Boulevard and East Florida Street near the beautiful Gateway Gardens, Barber Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience/Nanoengineering. The Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA has been successfully serving the youth, adults, families and seniors in our community for over 75 years.  We genuinely appreciate your support and hope you will visit with us soon!

~ Larry Burnett, Hayes-Taylor Y Executive Director


Ensure a Brighter Future
Help make sure local children go back to school with the supplies and confidence they need to succeed

Location Amenities

  • Active Older Adult Programs
  • Meeting Room
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor Spray Pad
  • Indoor Track
  • Locker Rooms
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room

News & Events


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) and the YMCA on Monday announced the expansion of Learn to Swim, a water-safety program that will be available at eight YMCA locations across the state. Learn to Swim...


The Swimming pool is a place that's supposed to be fun for kids. But while they're learning and playing it's sometimes it's tough to know what's going on underwater. "I didn't know if it's a fear you ever year overcome,"...


Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA and Bethel AME Church-Sons of Allen will host a car show and festival fundraiser Saturday at Hayes-Taylor. The free event begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. It will feature games, food trucks, a live...


The Hayes-Taylor YMCA offer swim lessons all year ‘round, with classes available for all persons ages 6 months and up! Weekday Sessions are scheduled for 3-weeks in length; each class will meet twice a week. Learn More