Earlier this year, I was packing my bags to head down to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the 2015 Campus YMCA Partners (CYP) Conference. As an AmeriCorps member placed at Y-USA through the Public Allies Chicago Program, I was able to attend the conference because I am in the Training and Leadership Development/Talent Management Department that has helped to coordinate Campus YMCA’s in the past. more
You're under the age of 35 and - let's face it - it seems like every one wants to give you advice on how to live your life. While that's cool (and often most welcome), others should know it's a two-way street. There's a lot to be learned from Gens Y & Z (But who wants to put a label on age anyway? We're all connected in some way or another in the digital age*, which makes all of us of all ages Gen C, if you think about it). So, for all the generations out there, here's some advice that all of us can use no matter what age you are.
* But what isn't digital anymore? more
Many of you will visit our site and jump right over to the career section looking for a job this summer. While that's okay, just know that thinking about or even working at the Y comes with much more responsibility, especially if you're an emerging leader who truly cares about your global community. more
Check out why young leaders are making headlines all over the world. more
Do you want to be a guest blogger for the Y? Tell us what's on your mind today. more
It seems like young leaders are pretty much synonymous with the idea of diversity and inclusion. So, for Asian Pacific-American History Month, here are 5 things that should be on your mind lately. more
My is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Check in with one of our young leaders and guest bloggers, Kong Chang, to find out his thoughts on the mentor-mentee relationship. more
These are just a few young leaders who are more than who they say they are: they're the latest round of guest bloggers who are sharing their ideas about education, leadership, volunteerism, social responsibility, and more. Do you want to be a guest blogger like them and share what's on your mind? more
I thought the only living creature that was happy to smell my sweat was my cat Sly. He loves rolling around in my stinky socks and running gear before they go in the laundry. Yes, that's him in the picture. My other cat Ozzy however, prefers clean laundry. Cats of course have other motives. They like to combine their scent with yours to establish their territory. more
Shane would be the first to tell you he's starting to think of life after high school. As a college student striving to better his diverse and inclusive community, he's exploring opportunities at the Y that are not only improving his life, but also his friends and neighbors. This is his Y. His camera. His story.