ROCKFORD (WREX) -
The YMCA of Rock River Vally is celebrating one of its most successful years in recent history.
The Y serves more than 30 schools and community centers in the area.
In 2014, Y officials say they awarded 20 GEDs through their Elevate Program, made 50 matches through their Big Brother Big Sisters Program and 40 children were served through the Walking School Bus Program.
"I look at in the next ten years, the Y will have facilities in Cherry Valley, Winnebago, Byron, Machesney Park, and, probably, most likely, double in its facility and membership size," said Mike Brown, the Executive Director.
The Y also raised more than $600,000 last year which was put back into scholarships and other funding.