Asia Stawicka of Canton, Georgia spends her time coaching volleyball and assisting coaches on the weekends. Find out how this resident from Poland found a place in the U.S. giving back to our country by inspiring teen leaders in her college town in America.
Many of us have been there. As children, we often want what we want when we want it. I was an unusually considerate child growing up (my mom’s words, not mine), so I didn’t gripe much about not getting material things. But like most kids and teens past and present, I whined about washing dishes or taking out the trash, I watched way too much TV and generally felt like I should be able to do what I wanted. more
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