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Should we be allowed to choose our own titles?

Captain of Moonshots. Godmother of Wishes. These are just a few people you could be working with in the near future. If you believe rethinking your moniker on the job is pushing creativity to the max, then what do you think about these inventive titles? more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, career, job, title, position, names, Work, Leadership, creativity, social media, blog, the y, YMCA, Community, college, teen, student

Teaching Young Kids What Healthy Foods Are

Before the summer kicked off, college student Lisa Riggsbee from North Carolina helped us start the conversation about bringing healthy food to our communities. The work continues. From Asheville all the way to Pennsylvania, young leaders across the country are doing their part to make sure not only that kids are getting their fill of fun, but also learning about what foods are healthy to eat. This week, let's check out what folks are doing in York City to bring access to healthy foods to cut down on obesity and other health problems in their town.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Community, healthy living, obesity, health, fitness, food desert, food pantry, mobile kitchen, the y, YMCA

At the Y, My Kids Have Many Friends

Kavitha and her husband live in New Jersey but commute to Manhattan during the week. Find out why she trusts the Y to not only look out after her two daughters, but also provide a safe, environment where they can engage with others and make genuine connections. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mother, Mom, Parents, child, Children, Kid, Kids, child care, day care, child watch, friends, Community, child development, the y, YMCA

At the Y, My Kids Have Many Friends

Kavitha and her husband live in New Jersey but commute to Manhattan during the week. Find out why she trusts the Y to not only look out after her two daughters, but also provide a safe, environment where they can engage with others and make genuine connections. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mother, Mom, Parents, child, Children, Kid, Kids, child care, day care, child watch, friends, Community, child development, the y, YMCA

These Are Our Stories

Riley is a young governor with a healthy sense of humor and the motivation to "do more, be more." Dany believes that calling the Y her second home isn't just a saying.  Amy's showing us a whole new side of leadership through the lens of her camera. And Seth may get nervous talking in front of hundreds of people, but he gets the job done. All four young leaders come from different corners of the country, but they have one thing in common: Youth and Government™.

These are their stories

 

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, Leaders, youth, government, youth and government, Education, motivation, high school, college, students, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, the y, YMCA, Community, communities

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

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

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

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