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Dinner Hacking

Spend less time wondering what’s for dinner and more time eating it! I’ve made a list of a few tips to help you prepare easy, nutritious meals at home without spending a ton of time. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, pregnancy, dinner, food, cooking, Teaching, Delivery, recipes, Menu, healthy, vegetables, Family, Leftovers

Down-to-Earth Leadership

It started in Seattle. 

A group of teens wanted to create awareness about the environment, so teamed up with their local Y to host a conference. Their goals were simple: clean up a park, pick up litter off the streets, prevent landfills from becoming overwasted, and planting a few trees along the way.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, social responsibility, Leadership, Leaders, leader, student, teens, college, young professionals, Next Generation, volunteerism, caring, giving, Community, communities, neighbors, Neighborhood, the y, YMCA, So Much More, Call to Action, YESC, YMCA Earth Service Corps, environment, Environmental Education, Service-Learning PRojects, Opportunities, Cross-Culutral

Friday Fall Potpourri

I scoured the Internet all week so you don't have to! Enjoy these links from across the web. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, baby, babies, Fall, Autumn, Halloween, Activities, Costumes, play, Crafts, Candy Corn, Frozen, Cold, meals, recipes, Hearty, Slow Cooker, Crock-Pot, Trick-Or-Treating, Jack-O'Lantern, America, marriage

World Sight Day: A Member's Story

World Sight Day focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Did you know that more than 280 million people worldwide live with low vision or blindness? While the goal is to create awareness to prevent this condition, it's often a disability many people have to live with long-term. Today, we want to share a story about one of our volunteers at the Y, Jeff, who's not letting his lack of vision slow him down from giving back to the community.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, World Sight Day, blind, blindness, vision impairment, volunteerism, Volunteer, social responsibility

World Sight Day: A Member's Story

World Sight Day focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Did you know that more than 280 million people worldwide live with low vision or blindness? While the goal is to create awareness to prevent this condition, it's often a disability many people have to live with long-term. Today, we want to share a story about one of our volunteers at the Y, Jeff, who's not letting his lack of vision slow him down from giving back to the community.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, World Sight Day, blind, blindness, vision impairment, volunteerism, Volunteer, social responsibility

Running Form, Rollers and Anticipation for the Chicago Marathon

While people like biomechanist Benno Nigg of the University of Calgary's Human Performance Laboratory have been debunking the myth that heel striking is the cause of all injuries, citing the fact that even a portion of the top 25 marathoners in the world are heel strikers, there continues to be controversy.  more

Tags: This Week in Runners,  Y,  YMCA,  Running,  heel striking, foam rollers, Amy Hastings, Bobby Curtis, Chicago Marathon, mile repeats

Leadership that Starts at Home

You have a voice. So does Ana. This is her Y. Her words. Her story. 

When we picture leaders, we tend to imagine them in politics or in the business setting, maybe in the schools or at universities or in the sports fields… But do we ever think of the home as a place that needs leaders as well?  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, Education, Volunteer, volunteerism, social responsibility, action, career, communication, advice, the y, YMCA, blog, social media

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