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It's Who You Hang Around With

This week, we posted some tips on how to network with others, based on the idea that it's who you know. Well, as you're building your network of friends and ties, think about this: when it comes to your health, does who you hang around with matter?  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, leader, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, teens, teenagers, college, students, high school, health, healthy living, peer pressure, motivation, inspiration, Community, communities, the y, YMCA

Camp Counseling: So Much More than Just Fun and Games

It struck me during orientation how well prepared camp counselors are to enter the workforce. In just one week, camp counselors learn professionalism, collaboration, and responsibility. This personal and professional development does not happen in a strictly academic setting. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, camp, counselors, CIT, summer, Leadership, career, professionalism, collaboration, responsibility, work force, So Much More

It's Who You Know

“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference”. - Anonymous

Are you just starting off as a young leader and want to know what it takes to be successul in your career? Did you just graduate from high school or college and need some advice for navigating the sea that is a job with endless possibilities. Perhaps you're even thinking about a career with the Y but don't know where to begin? more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, Leaders, mentors, networking, careers, jobs, employment, Y-USA, the y, YMCA, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, high school, college, advice, wisdom

Yoga Can Improve Mental Capacity in Older Adults

A study published this week in The Journals of Gerontology showed that older adults who practiced yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance when tested on their brains' executive function. Generally this isn't surprising, as most exercise is usually shown to be beneficial to mental capacity. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, Yoga, mental capacity, memory

Dinner: A Photo Essay

Dinner, we all partake. Yet many young leaders today view this daily ritual much differently than generations of the past. What exactly does supper time mean to Americans across the country (and around the world). Check out this photo essay by Miho Aikawa to find out how dinner has become much more about a glimpse into our private lives, social habits, and personalities than it is nutrition and sustenance.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, the y, YMCA, dinner, supper, food, nutrition, social habits, socialization, relationships, Community, communities, Family, families, neighbors, rituals, Lunch, breakfast, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X

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