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.
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In an effort to motivate high schoolers, the YMCA of Greater New York recently launched the Path to College campaign, an online storytelling initiative for YMCA members to share their tales of success. Greenpoint Star
November 22, 2013
When it comes to nutrition, the Rye YMCA is providing healthier alternatives to popular snacks. The Y is implementing healthier eating and physical activity standards for its Kindertime and After School programs. The Daily Voice
November 21, 2013
One 13-year old in Bristol, Tenn., recently went from being a member of the YMCA’s Teen Leaders Club to becoming its president...learning key skills along the way. Bristol Herald Courier
November 19, 2013
Research is in on the importance of early childhood education, but it remains out of reach for many. So people such as Sally Cicotte and YMCAs in low-income communities across the country are doing what they can, with the collaboration of the mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors who take care of babies and preschoolers all day. McClatchy DC
October 23, 2013
A YMCA program at the Butte Family YMCA in Montana is teaching children about the importance of teamwork, self esteem and healthy lifestyles. mtstandard.com
October 15, 2013
Studying or even just traveling in a different country usually is a big eye-opener. This week’s FOX 4 Young Achievers from the YMCA sure had their eyes opened — along with their minds — this summer in Europe as they joined youth from 62 nations for an 11-day global conference. And in the process, they became leaders of the world, bringing understanding and solutions back home to Kansas City. fox4kc.com
October 7, 2013
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