All Are Welcome

"We come together from everywhere, and we come together like this."

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

Submit Your Photos

Find Your Y

From the Ground Up

Stories of So Much More

There are beautiful stories of hope, strength and determination that happen at Ys throughout the country every day. Lives are changed forever when people have the resources and support they need, and communities come together. We're proud to be part of it all.

Watch and be inspired.


 

News From the Y

YMCA Distributes 8,000 Back-to-School Backpacks in Lexington

The YMCA of Central Kentucky sponsored 18 Back to School Rallies around Lexington simultaneously, distributing an estimated 8,000 backpacks with paper, notebooks and other materials needed for the school year.
Kentucky.com

Y Readers Wins National Summer Learning Award

A YMCA Charlotte program that helps Charlotte-Mecklenburg students with reading skills has been recognized as one of the most effective summer education programs in the country.
CharlotteObserver.com

Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

In rural Hopkins County in western Kentucky, where children are widely dispersed, the Y is taking a creative approach to bring healthy meals to kids in harder-to-reach areas.
NPR

YMCA Expands Summer Meal Program for Local Students

It's tough to work and play on an empty stomach, but a lot of local children have problems getting enough food. Seven years ago the YMCA decided to do something about it; this year they've taken it even further with special programs at two San Jose elementary schools.
mercurynews.com

Keeping Kids From Going Hungry Over Summer Break

While summer should be a fun time for kids, it can be a hungry time for those who relied on school lunch programs for filling, healthy meals. If you’re a parent struggling to fill the summer hunger gap, there are resources available to help feed your kids.
usnews.com

At a YMCA Near You, a Course for a Diabetic Nation

After being diagnosed with pre-diabetes, a 37-year-old woman in New York seeks out help from the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.
nytimes.com

Blog Feed

Teaching Young Kids What Healthy Foods Are

How is this small town in Pennsylvania providing fresh produce to low-income residents? And how can you do the same in your community?

Before the summer kicked off, college student Lisa Riggsbee from North Carolina helped us start the conversation about bringing healthy food to our communities. The work continues. From Asheville all the way to Pennsylvania, young leaders across the country are doing their part to make sure not only that kids are getting their fill of fun, but also learning about what foods are healthy to eat. This week, let's check out what folks are doing in York City to bring access to healthy foods to cut down on obesity and other health problems in their town.  more

The Y Gave me a Great Opportunity to Build Things

Does your kid like to build things too?

Rebecca has lots to be proud of her son, Avery, but nothing makes us happier when we see kids growing and thriving during science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities at Ys across the country. This is her son's Y. His camera. His story.  more

Copyright © 2014 YMCA of the USA. All rights reserved.
The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.