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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

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

Making the Most of Living in a 12 x 12 Box

Maybe it's your new dorm room. Maybe it's living in a city like New York or Paris. Maybe you dream of moving out one day and find yourself living in a 129 square-foot apartment. The good news is that, we, Millennials are are resilient group of young leaders. Heck, we'll even learn to live out of a tree, if we have to.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, apartments, living spaces, renting, young leaders, Millennials, Generation X, Generation Y, teens, college, students, the y, YMCA

How I Helped Bring Healthy Food to My Community

Lisa Riggsbee is a student at University of North Carolina- Asheville (UNCA) where she is a Health and Wellness Promotion major with minors in Psychology and Mass Communication. Having a passion for writing and community wellness promotion, Lisa began working with the YMCA of Western North Carolina Healthy Living Pantry expansion project in January 2014 in an effort to expand the reach of the program and has since more than quadrupled pantry participation. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, young leaders, leadeship, Volunteer, social responsibility, healthy living, food deserts, mobile kitchen, pantry, YMCA of Western North Carolina, North Carolina, Asheville, cooking, Community, UNC Asheville, college, food, health, wellness, the y, YMCA

Forever Young?

30, it's just sitting there. For some of us, that number may be 40. Yes, young leaders, you are aging (and, hopefully, getting wiser) every day. But what about 100? You can search "Live to Be 100-years old" and things like live an active life - physically and mentally - will pop up. Is there really a "how-to" guide for what your life can be like in two, three, four... or seven decades? Maybe it's just setting fitness goals for yourself in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. Does the fountain of youth have anything to do with the foods you're eating? more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Age, Generation Y, Generation X, youth, teen, college, student, young professional, young leaders, leader, Leadership, generations

In My Tribe

A few years ago author and solutionary, Seth Godin, offered something for us to think about in one of his books about community: as blogs and social media channels are connecting us together and at fervent pace and at an exponential rate, we're creating online tribes that are getting bigger and bigger, upwards in the tens of thousands and into the millions. But every tribe has a visionary and someone to take charge of the ideas that link us together. So, when it comes to the awesome, thrilling, ever-changing being that is the Web, who's going to step up and lead?  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, leader, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, college, teen, students, youth, youth development, Community, online, social media, web

Why Aren't You Getting Outdoors?

"The millennial generation is... more disconnected from nature than any generation before."

This from a recent press conference with U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell.

Not that our great country is lacking opportunities for a little outdoor recreation. Maybe it's just that we need to be reminded of what's out there and to look up from our smart phones and tablets every once in a while. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, outdoors, nature, physical fitness, smartphones, tablets, social media, teens, college, young leaders, Leadership, Leaders, Millennials, the y, YMCA

View from the Top

This past summer, young leaders from all around the world gathered at the YMCA Europe Youth Festival in Prague. One of the main attractions was a giant tree house where everyone gathered to hang out, exchange ideas, and - for some lucky folks - camp out for the night thirty feet above the ground. Throughout the festival, the buzz about this clubhouse in the sky was that it was not only a great place to create a community in the treetops but also a good place to relax, unwind, and meditate. While the tree house in the Czech Republic has come and gone, here are a few other places around the world worth checking out.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, youth, teens, college, young leaders, Leadership, Education, global education, international, Travel, leisure, Relaxation, well-being, tree house, Costa Rica, India, Sweden, France, South Africa, Prague, Czech Republic, meditation, the y, YMCA

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