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Tyler Jameson Recognized as a ’30 Under 30’ YMCA Leader

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Congratulations to Tyler Jameson, who has been selected from 220 nominees from more than 70 associations for the Second Annual ’30 Under 30’ class of YMCA leaders honored by the YMCA's Emerging Leaders Resource Network.


Tyler Jameson is a Senior Program Director at the Cannon Memorial YMCA. Tyler currently holds the Y-USA Team Leader Certification. He is passionate about the YMCA Movement and credits the Y helping him learn to embrace the role as the “do-er.” Tyler provides day-to-day leadership at his branch and helps with the branch budget, Annual Support Campaign, Staff Development and branch operations. Tyler says the Y has taught him so much about who he is as a person and he loves that his job allows him to pour into the community and make it a better place for all.


Tyler has a passion for D.I.G. initiatives and has collaborated with the local school system to offer workshops and seminars for Youth Development staff to increase awareness and comfort level when dealing with People with diversabilities. Tyler also created a Specialty Camp, “Expand Your Horizons,” which allows campers to learn and experience languages, food and games from a variety of countries and cultures. For the last two years, Tyler has worked with Cabarrus County Schools to ensure every child gets a hot meal during Summer Camp – resulting in the largest Summer Feeding Program in the history of North Carolina serving a total of 35,000 meals over the past two years.

This year Tyler kicked off the “Send a Kid to Camp” campaign, which raised awareness about the importance of summer camp as a solution for families who need us. Members and nonmembers had the chance to support a child’s camp experience, and over $5,000 was raised for the Annual Support Campaign during camp registration.


During his tenure at the YMCA, Tyler has transformed and impacted many young lives in the Cabarrus County through the YMCA. As a Senior Program Director for Youth Development and Sports he serves nearly 3,200 kids in Summer Camp, 2,000 kids in Youth Sports, 17,000 kids in the Playhouse, and over 150 young adults who work for West Cabarrus YMCA.

Over the past two years, Tyler has made sure that the Youth Development Department has been a philanthropic leader in the Association. Under his leadership, staff participation in the Annual Campaign has increased from 40% to 90%. Additionally, members and Program Participants have increased giving through programs like “Send a Kid to Camp” and “Change Wars.” Thanks to Tyler’s efforts to educate them about the importance of philanthropy.

Tyler also works to bring the Y to the Community by assisting in recruiting and supervising volunteers while they work the Y Community Farm, which produces 15,000 pounds of fresh produce for those living in food deserts in Cabarrus County. Currently, he is spearheading a $2.5 million agreement with a local municipality that would allow the Y to serve more members in the community at a more affordable rate.

Tyler volunteers his time at several organizations including the Afton Sunset Rotary Club, the Cabarrus County School STEAM Council, and is the Staff Chair for West Cabarrus YMCA Capital Campaign Steering Committee. Tyler has also spent time working with an organization called “Rolling Hornets” which allows athletes who are wheel chair bound to enjoy the game of basketball.