Spring is officially here, which means the end of school's nearing for millions of kids across the country. But here's a fact: children are more likely to gain weight and fall behind in in studies when summer hits. As a volunteer for Healthy Kids Day®, you can help youth in your neighborhood celebrate the Y's national initiative to improve health and the well-being of kids all year long. Check out these vids if it helps give you any inspiration to embrace your spirit of social responsibility. 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 Tim's trip. His words. His 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 Talia's trip. Her words. Her story.
ICEP, (International Camper Exchange Program) is a global community service program where you travel to one of various locations to complete service projects and integrate with the local people and their culture. ICEP Uruguay 2014 completed various types of service projects ranging from social service to physical aid. 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
It's the promise we make: to deliver positive, personal, and social change to our communities. There are over 500,000 of us at Ys across the country. So, this week, we salute you and the work you're doing to give back and support your neighbors. #ymca #volunteer more
A couple of weeks ago, our first guest blogger, Lisa Riggsbee, shared her thoughts about the Healthy Living Pantry and Mobile Kitchen. This week, we wanted to follow up with what young leaders are doing out in Asheville, North Carolina with an Eat smart, Move More Video. more
There are a jillion ways to volunteer and give back to the community: Tutor math and spelling to kids. Be a judge at a local competition. Organize a book drive. Coach a... more