By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
SEMS Y-Clubbers hit the road for district event
0928 sems Y-Club rally
Students from the South Effingham Middle School Y-Club get ready for the Southeast District Rally at Telfair County High School in McRae. - photo by Photo provided
Twenty-one students from South Effingham Middle School Y-Club attended the Southeast District Rally on Sept. 11. The students met with other “Y” Club members from surrounding areas.
The rally, held at Telfair County High School in McRae, was sponsored by the State YMCA of Georgia. Students from schools all over the District took part in the event.  
Students participated in workshops on leadership, brainstorming, and enthusiasm. They also took part in fun filled assemblies giving them the enthusiasm to start their Club year off right.
“Y” Clubs in our schools focus on character education, leadership development, and service to others. Students in grades six-12 may participate.  
For more information, for project suggestions, or information about starting a Y-Club at your school, contact Beverly Donaldson, Amy Duke or Debbie Lee, advisors of the “Y” Club at South Effingham Middle School.
The State YMCA of Georgia was chartered in 1929 to develop leadership skills and a sense of moral and civic responsibility in middle school and high school students throughout the state. Youth-in-government programs, leadership training and character education initiatives based on Christian principles are offered at the regional and statewide levels to complement the work of service-oriented, school-based “Y” Clubs.  Thousands of students participate in “Y” Clubs, also known as Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and Co-ed Y. 
For more information on “Y” Clubs, visit or call (770) 455-9622.