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Youth Development and the Y, an Interview with Y-USA CEO Kevin Washington

YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington tells American Graduate about growing up in the Y and how our Youth Development work helps kids from cradle to career.
American Graduate Day

Communities try to make a difference through collaboration on health

Despite nearly 18 million people now covered by health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there's still plenty more that needs to be done do to make people healthier. And the best way to do it is for communities to work together, panelists at a recent forum sponsored by USA TODAY and Cigna agreed. 
USA Today

5 Questions for Kevin Washington, President and CEO, YMCA of the USA

Earlier this summer, Washington, the first African-American president and CEO of the national organization, sat down with PND to discuss the organization's Hop the Gap campaign and the ways in which the organization has changed its approach to donor cultivation and partnerships.
Philanthropy News Digest

Hunterdon County Y members give back to the community--nj.com

Hunterdon County YMCA members have rallied to support the hungry in the community. In July and August, more than 100 members of the Y and their friends volunteered at America's Grow-a-Row, a local non-profit organization that provides free, fresh produce to those in need throughout New Jersey.

Swimming helps autistic teen

Charles Cobbert was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and at age 17, he is competing in the swimming nationals. Meg Oliver reports on how the repetitive aerobic activity helps to reduce the autistic behavior.
CBS Evening News

YMCA of Greater Louisville sets Guinness World Record for 'most people hopping on one leg simultaneously'

LOUISVILLE— The YMCA of Greater Louisville has set the Guinness World Record for "most people hopping on one leg simultaneously." The record was set on Sunday, April 26, with 674 people at Slugger Field during the YMCA's 9th annual Healthy Kids Day celebration. Guinness officially confirmed the record this month.

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