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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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RYE YMCA Members Come Together to Benefit Sharing Shelf in Port Chester

Organized by the Y’s Togetherhood committee, volunteers donate new or gently-used seasonal clothing for babies, children and teens during a day of service. 
Rye Patch

Roanoke Second-Graders Learn about Water Safety with YMCA's Safe Splash

Seven-year-old Shakira Smiley was sopping wet, but beaming from ear to ear. She, along with 100 elementary school children, took part in a program aimed at teaching safety skills for when in and around water. 
The Roanoke Times

YMCA Thanksgiving Dinner

When ends don't meet, one local YMCA helps fill in the gap, bringing people together around a warm meal.

What Experts in Diabetes Are Saying About Education and Prevention

Matt Longjohn, national health officer for YMCA of the USA, and Steve Tarver, president and chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Louisville, discuss efforts in Kentucky and around the nation that encourage healthier lifestyles. 
Washington Post

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.
Mineral Daily News-Tribune

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Middle School Blues

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That feeling is all too familiar. Sitting at a desk with those hard plastic or wooden chairs for almost an hour, attempting to contort your body into a semi-comfortable position. That’s middle school for you. 


When to Taper

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The fall racing season usually ends for most people by Thanksgiving. However, there are often a few races held throughout the winter for the die-hard competitor. But do you need to taper for them? more

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