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Offices without Borders

Sunlight. Flowers. Grassy hills. Welcome to the new age. 

As you're reading this from your 5 x 5 cubicle, imagine a work space where outdoor cafe tables abound and you could choose where you want to sit -- at least that's what architects Ju-Hyun Kim and Euno Cho want you to picture. We, Millennials, are in interesting bunch (or so we've heard). And the idea of pushing over those padded, carpeted walls in favor of green space and natural isn't too far-fetched of a concept.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, imagination, creativity, inspiration, outside the box, green spaces, solar panels, cubicles, offices, work space, work environments, hot desking, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, college, students, young professionals, emerging leaders, the y, YMCA

Cain Wins First U.S. Distance Medal in World Junior Championships

In the 28 year history of the IAAF World Junior Championships, not a single American had won a medal in a distance event over 800 meters.  That changed on Thursday night at Hayward Field, when Mary Cain won the 3000 meters race with a blazing kick. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, Mary Cain, 3000, gold medal, Alexa Efraimson, Elise Cranny, 1500

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

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