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News From the Y
YMCA Summer Camps Rely on Fundamentals
February 10, 2015
YMCA summer camps have been around for more than a century, and they still provide the basics — the archery, canoeing, crafts and obstacle courses — that the organization believes kids need to grow into adults who appreciate and love the outdoors.
Bethune-Cookman, YMCA Team Up to Get Kids Reading
January 14, 2015
In a school where only 29 percent of third-graders read at grade level, an afterschool reading program works to address this gap.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
YMCA Pilot Program Found to Boost Skills Students Need to Learn
January 9, 2015
YMCA of the USA is expanding a pilot afterschool program designed to close the achievement gap for low-income children, following early signs that students are gaining the skills and motivation they need to do well in school.
'Tis the Season to Develop Volunteer Habits for Life
December 22, 2014
During the holidays, most families look for opportunities to be together. Children are out of school, vacation plans are in place and the road trips, football, food, music and traditions make it a perfect time to connect with others. There is another “tradition” that can add to the magic of the holidays: volunteering.
RYE YMCA Members Come Together to Benefit Sharing Shelf in Port Chester
December 10, 2014
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.
Roanoke Second-Graders Learn about Water Safety with YMCA's Safe Splash
December 5, 2014
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
February 26, 2015
This Week, guest blogger, Eric Hutchinson, shared how Exercising Your Creativity can boost your communication skills and help develop relationships. We wanted to follow up a couple of days later and put one of our budding poets, Josh Baker, on your radar. Not only did this guy join the Y and take an arts & humanities class up in Syracuse, New York at the Downtown Writers Center, but also he picked up his camera and put together a story about how the Y helped benefit his life and brought him closer to his community. more
February 26, 2015
From beautiful scenery in South Africa to indoors with treadmills, TV, fitness videos and foam rollers, these runners have valuable experiences to share. more