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5 Questions for Kevin Washington, President and CEO, YMCA of the USA

Earlier this summer, Washington, the first African-American president and CEO of the national organization, sat down with PND to discuss the organization's Hop the Gap campaign and the ways in which the organization has changed its approach to donor cultivation and partnerships.
Philanthropy News Digest

Hunterdon County Y members give back to the community--nj.com

Hunterdon County YMCA members have rallied to support the hungry in the community. In July and August, more than 100 members of the Y and their friends volunteered at America's Grow-a-Row, a local non-profit organization that provides free, fresh produce to those in need throughout New Jersey.
nj.com

Swimming helps autistic teen

Charles Cobbert was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and at age 17, he is competing in the swimming nationals. Meg Oliver reports on how the repetitive aerobic activity helps to reduce the autistic behavior.
CBS Evening News

YMCA of Greater Louisville sets Guinness World Record for 'most people hopping on one leg simultaneously'

LOUISVILLE— The YMCA of Greater Louisville has set the Guinness World Record for "most people hopping on one leg simultaneously." The record was set on Sunday, April 26, with 674 people at Slugger Field during the YMCA's 9th annual Healthy Kids Day celebration. Guinness officially confirmed the record this month.
WDRB

Local YMCA garden grows 800 pounds of produce


Fox 8 Charlotte

YMCA working to lower drowning rate of minority children


Charlotte Observer

Blog Feed

Pacing For Cross Country

Not all the runners realize that the trail in the woods ahead is only two runners wide! (photo credit: iStock)

A lot of advice regarding keeping even pacing does not apply to cross country. It's a unique sport and strategies depend on many factors. more

Weekly Roundup

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Here are some of the interesting things going on in the world of parenting this week! more

Celebrate Your Body

We need to not only accept our bodies, but celebrate them. We need to commend it all, flaws and perfections included.

While speaking through encouragement during cool down, our instructor stated, “Celebrate your body.” The second she said that, it floated in my head all day long. more

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