Flood City Youth Fitness Academy is a non-profit organization established in 2007 as "Flood City Boxing Academy" with the mission of teaching boxing skills and exercise drills to area youth who were not involved in after school programs and looking to learn a new sport,. Our goal was to promote physical fitness and provide a place where local youth could escape from the issues of home, neighborhood, drugs and or violence.
Today our goal is to serve as a community learning center in the heart of downtown Johnstown that provides students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement students' in their regular academic studies.
The Greater Johnstown School District identified the need to extend after school programs designated FCYFA as a Satellite Safe Haven Site and selected to host an extended hours safe haven program. With the support of community and business leaders. We launched our Safe Haven After-School Program with the mission to give students recreation, nutrition, education, exercise and a fun, healthy environment to build self-esteem, social interaction skills and a healthy lifestyle In order to provide children with life sustaining skills.
During the 2020-21 school year students face the transition to learning from home and limited access to the internet. FCYFA partnered with the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies to launch a fundraising campaign to give local students the resources to attend online classes, complete online assignments and receive on-site assistance to continue their education.
With support from Wessel & Company, Ameriserv Financial, St. Francis University and over 40 donors from our community and on December 1, 2020 we open a virtual learning center with 40 computers, software, furniture and WIFI internet access. We reinforced our public safety health policies, extended our hours, opened our afterschool program to all local students and we provide tutor/mentor staff for on-site homework assistance. technical support or counseling resources for students having stress related challenges.
The Flood City Youth Fitness Academy’s secure facility has security buzz-in door entry and security camera system coverage. We have an indoor track, youth physical fitness equipment, a recreation room with Sony WII and Nintendo game consoles, a music studio with 5 instruments that students can learn, an outdoor playground area and new Roller Skating Arena.
Our nutrition program includes a full service kitchen and staff that provides free meals. We offer a hot meal and a snack to students in our after-school program and free breakfast and lunch to kids from K-12 in our at risk communities during our summer programs.
Exercise the Summer-Exercise the Arts youth summer program is a fun creative summer learning experience for kids to enjoy playing together and to learn to play a musical instrument.
Our organization strives to improve the quality of life for families in Johnstown. We offer programs designed to engage youth, adults and seniors I invite you and your family to come and tour our facility, meet our dedicated staff and see why Flood City Youth Fitness Academy is a great place for your family.
Oscar Z. Cashaw. Sr.
Copyright © 2021 Flood City Boxing Academy/Flood City Youth Fitness Academy - All Rights Reserved. Program admission is open to all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
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