This Week in Young Leaders

The DIY Generation: A Young Woman's Story

DIY: Do It Yourself. 

Sahra Vang Nguyen came to the U.S. after escaping Vietnam by boat. Early on, her parents taught her to make her own mark and to define her own path in life. See how this young poet, painter, and filmmaker is part of the DIY Generation and using her own resources to be a successful entrepreneur.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, the y, YMCA, DIY, do it yourself, generations, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Vietnamese, Asian, Asian-American, success, social responsibility

Helping Each Other Out

fashioncurves a.k.a Lisa recently posted this message to our Forum boards: "Need a work out partner." We love seeing when friends from around the country help each other out, especially alyssav1982 and our very own Y storyteller, Leslie Hejnal (who has an amazing story herself!). As young leaders, it's important to build communities both on and offline. Take a moment to browse through our forums and - if you have a chance - show a little support for Lisa/fashioncurves and post whatever's on your mind too. 

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Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, social media, forums, online, Internet, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, advice, suggestions, help, Community, neighbors, assistance, the y, YMCA

Spirit + Mind + Body

I'm the Healthy Living Director at the Beaumont Centre Family YMCA in Lexington, KY. Worked with the Y for five years in both as a part-time and full-time employee.  When not working or hanging out with my wife, I can be found swimming, cycling or running—all things healthy. This is my Y. My words. My advice for you.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, healthy living, fitness, Livestrong, cancer, chronic disease, spirit, mind, body, physical, spiritual, healthy

Hashtag of the Week: #Volunteer

It's the promise we make: to deliver positive, personal, and social change to our communities. There are over 500,000 of us at Ys across the country. So, this week, we salute you and the work you're doing to give back and support your neighbors. #ymca #volunteer more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, volunteerism, volunteers, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, social change, Community, neighbors, social responsibility, give back

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