This is an ongoing series as told by a group of young leaders who visited Uruguay to help make a difference at the Y and surrounding communities. This is Nate's trip. His words. His story.
This past summer, I was selected, along with ten other teens, to travel to Uruguay as a part of a leadership program with my YMCA camp, Camp Becket-Chimney Corners. more
Adi is an avid blogger and podcaster. Discover how he created a podcast especially to echo the good work being done across the Y Movement. more
We're only 14 years in, but let's not let that hold us back from defining what it takes to be a great leader in the 21st Century. Some say you have to be bold, stand and deliver, and bring out the best in everyone. Others make the case that it's being an optimist, fun and jovial to be around, and able to liven up any situation when things are looking down. more
"I learned teamwork is more than just a cliché coaches use to motivate players."
Denise knows her son, Riley, may not grow up to be a star basketball player, but she's pretty proud of him as a great debater. In fact, she loves the Youth and Goverment™ program so much that she has these glowing words to say, even if she's not looking forward to every aspect of raising a teen. more
Full disclosure: 99% of our readers likely don't speak German, but you don't need to channel the Deutschland to understand the message of this short commercial/mini-foreign cinema short story. more
This is an ongoing series as told by a group of young leaders who visited Uruguay to help make a difference at the Y and surrounding communities. This is Danny's trip. His words. His story.
On one cold August morning, my fellow campers and I woke up and drove from the YMCA in Montevideo, Uruguay to the neighborhood La Cachimba, which is just outside of the city. La Cachimba is one of the neighborhoods of Plan Juntos, a plan to revitalize and build housing in neighborhoods across the country. more
Well, yeah, you can. Especially if you're donning all white and doing The Color Run™. But don't forget that you can get in shape for this variegated race by following our other blog, This Week in Runners, to pick up on some tips to cross the finish line with flying colors. more
You just crammed for an all-nighter before a big test tomorrow. Maybe it's Sunday night, and you're lying in bed wide awake at 3 in the morning when your alarm for work's going to go off at 7. Or perhaps you just stepped off a plane and no matter how you adjusted the head rest or your neck pillow, you still couldn't get more than two hours of shut eye. Just how much sleep do we need to be productive and lead a well-rested life? more
Also, true: we've had an entire summer full of young leaders who spoke up and could be heard from across the country through the Y's blog. Here's a recap of our guest bloggers raising their voices and making their mark from teaching kids how to read to starting up summer food programs to giving career advice. Thank you, bloggers! more