Athletics for Education and Success (AFES) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to help the youth and families of Fort Dodge and Webster County by providing hope and motivation for them. We aim to do this by any means necessary, giving the youth and parents the power to decide what they need, want and what may help them be successful. We offer our youth after-school programs, sports teams, mentoring groups, drum line groups, educational and cultural opportunities and much more. In addition to providing exceptional programming, we provide our youth with a sense of belonging and the determination to succeed.
Since 1890, Fort Dodge Community REC (formerly the Fort Dodge YMCA) has dedicated itself to promoting healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and families in an environment that encourages positive character and strong values. Today, with two locations, a staff of supportive wellness professionals and a full complement of sports and training equipment and facilities, Fort Dodge Community REC is well-positioned to play a role in improving your quality of life and the quality of life of our community. Stop in for a tour or contact the REC for more information about membership or other activities.