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ELESAIR and NAWC Programs, West Side YMCA (New York, NY) Quote by NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Arthur Ram)

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Ys build bright futures worldwide. Now through Giving Tuesday on December 2, 2014, support Y education programs and give a gift that lasts forever.

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News From the Y

Give the Gift of Education on Giving Tuesday

The Y's Tom Valentine, vice president of the International Group, writes about the global impact of limited or no access to education.

Veterans Share Experiences with YMCA Kids

Instructors and children from the Cumberland YMCA after school program met with members of the VFW Post 6452 in Ridgeley recently for a question-and-answer session concerning the veterans' experiences in the military.
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Celebrating Lights On Afterschool, Oct. 23

The Meeting Waters YMCA is joining over 10,000 organizations nationwide in raising awareness of the impact afterschool programs have on kids and communities.

YMCA of the USA Names New President and CEO

YMCA of the USA, the national office of the 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S., has named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 1, 2015. 
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Missoula Y Supports Sister Y in Sierra Leone during Ebola Outbreak

In response to the Ebola outbreak, Missoula YMCA partners with Sierra Leone YMCA in raising awareness and distributing basic, life-saving sanitation supplies.

YMCA Collects Uniforms, Shoes for Families in Need

As part of a commuity initiative to give back, the Weston YMCA organized a clothing drive, bringing more than 300 school uniforms and shoes to families in need.

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Young Leader Receives Top Award in Canton, Georgia

And this year's Metro Atlanta 2014 Volunteer of the Year is...

Asia Stawicka of Canton, Georgia spends her time coaching volleyball and assisting coaches on the weekends. Find out how this resident from Poland found a place in the U.S. giving back to our country by inspiring teen leaders in her college town in America. 


NCAA Cross Country Nationals Preview

NCAA Cross Country championships are on Saturday! (photo credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

The NCAA National Championships are coming on Saturday, November 22. The Division I championship will take place at Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. The women's race begin's at noon. The Division III championship will be held at The Golf Center at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio at 11 a.m. more

The Age of Entitlement

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Many of us have been there. As children, we often want what we want when we want it. I was an unusually considerate child growing up (my mom’s words, not  mine), so I didn’t gripe much about not getting material things. But like most kids and teens past and present, I whined about washing dishes or taking out the trash, I watched way too much TV and generally felt like I should be able to do what I wanted.  more

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