The YMCA of Centre County has a new leader at the helm.
He isn’t new to the organization, though.
Scott Mitchell has been with the YMCA for 19 years. He was most recently the chief operating officer of the county organization and the executive director of the State College branch.
He has now stepped up to become chief executive officer with the departure of former CEO Howard Long. Mitchell said he is eager to talk to locals about what the Y can do for them, and how they can participate.
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“The Y is a unique organization. We not only offer youth development and healthy living opportunities for all ages and abilities at our four branches in Centre County, but we are also committed to social responsibility — turning no one away due to financial limitations, providing weekend and summer meals for kids, and so much more to ensure that we are giving back and supporting our communities,” he said in a statement. “That’s what the Y is all about, and I look forward to working with the Y board, staff and volunteers to continue to grow the great work we do in the community.”
In addition to the State College branch, the county YMCA has locations in Bellefonte, Moshannon Valley and Penns Valley, as well as operating the Kepler Pool in Bellefonte. It serves 22,212 area residents, including 20 percent of the county’s youth.