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.
On Saturday, April 27, the Y is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with free community events across the country to inspire families to move, learn and live healthier. Learn more to find an event in your community and how you can take part in this day filled with fun, active play and educational opportunities.
In Marian, 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. MarianStar.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
The East Pasco Family YMCA’s Leaders Club is providing high school students with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others and social development. The Tampa Bay Online
April 15, 2013
The Bogalusa YMCA in Louisiana is offering tutoring for first- and second-grade students who need the hands-on, individualized assistance, and students’ grades are already showing improvement. The Daily News
April 11, 2013
YMCA teens in Massachusetts traveled with Y staff to Nicaragua, where the group worked on a reforestation project to bring more clean water to the area. Marblehead Reporter
March 26, 2013
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan and FOX Sports Carolinas/SportSouth announce a $200,000 sponsorship of Y Achievers, a national YMCA program that helps youth succeed in school through character and leadership development, career and college preparation, and academic enrichment. Read more about Y Achievers programs. Charlotte Observer
March 22, 2013
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