Parenting is the hardest job around. Most parents would agree that this is a true statement. As a parent of four, I find it to be the hardest yet most fascinating position I have ever held. A typical parenting challenge can be anything from potty training to understanding teen behavior, however one very common daily challenge is one that parents and nonparents, alike, can agree they often agonize over … what do we eat for dinner? more
We recently followed Sabrina's story about education and leadership, showcasing her Youth and Government™ experience. She's in good company. Check out these other young leaders who are making their way to Sacramento every year to put forth their ideas and getting people to listen to them. more
It starts with you. more
Ever thought of joining the circus? Brennan Mejia did and found out there was more than just putting on a show. Check out his leadership in the ring. more
Millennials: you are craving an opportunity for mentoring. No kidding, here's the article that says so. And not only just mentoring, but the kind that creates genuine relationships, tangible wisdom, and an experience that will benefit you in the long run. For David, having a mentor meant getting through high school and, now, fulfilling his dream of becoming an airline pilot. Think about this? How far would you fly without a mentor in your life?
"When we think about what people get out of their Y experience, the first thing that comes to most minds is probably the physical health and well-being benefits. It’s important not to forget the less obvious benefits though: The benefit of belonging to a community…a family." more
It started in Seattle.
A group of teens wanted to create awareness about the environment, so teamed up with their local Y to host a conference. Their goals were simple: clean up a park, pick up litter off the streets, prevent landfills from becoming overwasted, and planting a few trees along the way. more
You have a voice. So does Ana. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.
When we picture leaders, we tend to imagine them in politics or in the business setting, maybe in the schools or at universities or in the sports fields… But do we ever think of the home as a place that needs leaders as well? more
The YMCA of the USA recently named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Welcoming a new leader is something most people in the work force are familiar with and have witnessed at least once. For the Y in particular, what traits and characteristics do you think an individual needs to lead our organization? Whethere you're a member, a volunteer, donor, or staff person, what does it take to be a leader in the 21st century?