This Sunday, we're highlighting another emerging leader, Stephanie Romero, and why she thinks exploring career opportunities at the Y has helped her not only make friends for life, but also a place to grow as a young individual, personally and professionally. This is her Y. Her words. Her story. more
Not too long ago, I was one of those people who silently judged parents who posted often about their kids on social media. Then I had my own and I immediately became “that parent”. more
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
Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and instead of getting down about the polar vortex that has enveloped much of the country, let's get excited about family, food and fun! 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
Parents are spending more and more time away from their children due to financial obligations. Many children spend more time in day (or night) care than with their parents. Should this be the norm? more
In today's global society we must prepare ourselves to lead differently.
But what does differently mean? more
Jorge Perez, VP of Youth Development, Family Enrichment and Social Responsibility for YMCA of the USA, wrote a blog post about the importance of afterschool programs and how to choose the best one for your child over at Parent Toolkit. more