For Youth Development
Michael and Ty haven't seen each other since camp last summer and are excited to be together again for more adventures. While they're making new friends and trying new activities, being a part of youth development at the Y means they're surrounded by people who believe in their potential and help encourage it every day.
The Guzmans consider the Y their second home. In addition to enrolling Abila in preschool and swimming lessons, Alex coaches soccer. The family is a regular at most of the Y's family nights and in the gym. Family time at the Y allows them to connect with each other and other families.
We believe real progress is only possible when we work together — as a community. The Y provides opportunities for neighbors to understand and help each other toward a better future in small ways and large.
When the final school bells ring and summer break begins, millions of kids are at risk of going hungry. This summer, the Y and Walmart Foundation are partnering to provide nutritious meals and snacks at more than 900 summer food sites across the country. Read more.
Mary Burke Smith has gotten a lot out of her time at the Rome-Floyd County YMCA so she decided to give some back: the 6-year-old set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the Y and help others. Rome News-Tribune
June 12, 2013
Jim Wilson is the first one in at the Y each day, where he rides the stationary bike and walks on the treadmill – at 97 years old. Casper Star-Tribune Online
June 11, 2013
Twelve YMCA leaders and Y Partners are recognized as Champions of Change for their efforts in transforming communities and making them better places to live – from addressing child hunger and reducing obesity, to improving education for kids and caretakers. Read more.
June 7, 2013
The Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders Club visited New Orleans to help fix homes, repair gardens and offer maintenance, resources, services and many helping hands. Wicked Local Gloucester
June 3, 2013
In Marion, Ohio, the Y’s Super Kids program is helping kids like 12-year-old Hunter Stacy increase their physical activity and adopt healthier habits to improve their lives for the long term. MarionStar.com
May 9, 2013
Seven-year-old Josiah Smith eats his vegetables. His friend, Ryan Lakedawala, 8, likes to run. Smith and Lakedawala were just two of dozens of children at the DeLand Family YMCA on Saturday running, jumping and having a ball during Healthy Kids Day. The Daytona Beach News-Journal
May 2, 2013
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