This is a 5-part series leading up to Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday). Find out how Rachel benefitted from her World Service global education efforts and how you can be a part of Giving Tuesday too. This is her Y. Her words. Her story. more
Seth Bower from the YMCA of Central Ohio shares some thoughts about what it means to be an emerging leader at the Y. Whether his advice helps you think about a career at the Y or inspires you to just do a bit of good in your community as a volunteer, this interview's worth reading. more
In today's global society we must prepare ourselves to lead differently.
But what does differently mean? more
What do Egypt, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Ukraine all have in common?
Everyone once in a while, we come across some great blog posts across the country that demonstrates our young leaders' committment to benfitting our communities and improving lives. This is one of the moments. Check out Kari's post on running a Teen Leader Corps in New Hampshire. more
Omar Torres knows a thing or two about Social Responsiblity. Check out his interview that was recently published by the Y's Emerging Leaders Resource Network.
One of our young leaders, Raven, doesn't want you to eat just any old chili this fall season. She wants you to take healthy living to the max. That's why she called her mom and pulled out the cookbooks to come up with this delicious but healthy twist on an American favorite that will have you saying, "yum!"
Check out her recipe now. more
Normally, we'd save something like this for Coach Tony Van D's running blog, but it's just too darn inspirational not to post on our blog.
Meet Blake Leeper and how he thinks the power of positivity can go a long way. more
These are all 20 young leaders with pretty impressive futures ahead of them, but you'll have to scroll through this article to see which Y Alumni is making a difference in the community. more
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