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Teaching Young Kids What Healthy Foods Are

Before the summer kicked off, college student Lisa Riggsbee from North Carolina helped us start the conversation about bringing healthy food to our communities. The work continues. From Asheville all the way to Pennsylvania, young leaders across the country are doing their part to make sure not only that kids are getting their fill of fun, but also learning about what foods are healthy to eat. This week, let's check out what folks are doing in York City to bring access to healthy foods to cut down on obesity and other health problems in their town.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Community, healthy living, obesity, health, fitness, food desert, food pantry, mobile kitchen, the y, YMCA

The Y Gave me a Great Opportunity to Build Things

Rebecca has lots to be proud of her son, Avery, but nothing makes us happier when we see kids growing and thriving during science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities at Ys across the country. This is her son's Y. His camera. His story.  more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Children, child, parent, Parents, science, technology, engineering, math, STEM, childhood development, learning, Education, child care, the y, YMCA

What Is Your Passion?

When asked the question, “What do you do at the Y?” we all should try to think beyond the tasks and day to day activities and say, “I am a cause-driven leader who helps to change lives and strengthen my community and that's a great feeling.” It doesn’t matter what tasks we have, we are all doing something as part of the greater good for the movement as a whole and we each are here because of our passion for the work.              more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, passion, motivation, careers, the y, YMCA, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership

My Best High School Experience

Youth In Government™ is by far my best high school experience. Many people do not know how to deal with conflicts; they sometimes yell at each other. But at Youth in Government™, I learned that no matter how blatantly different two opinions are, there is always a way to discuss it in an organized and peaceful manner. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, youth and government, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, Education, CONA, inspiration, the y, YMCA, conflict, resolution, problem solving

At the Y, My Kids Have Many Friends

Kavitha and her husband live in New Jersey but commute to Manhattan during the week. Find out why she trusts the Y to not only look out after her two daughters, but also provide a safe, environment where they can engage with others and make genuine connections. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mother, Mom, Parents, child, Children, Kid, Kids, child care, day care, child watch, friends, Community, child development, the y, YMCA

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