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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

You just crammed for an all-nighter before a big test tomorrow. Maybe it's Sunday night, and you're lying in bed wide awake at 3 in the morning when your alarm for work's going to go off at 7. Or perhaps you just stepped off a plane and no matter how you adjusted the head rest or your neck pillow, you still couldn't get more than two hours of shut eye. Just how much sleep do we need to be productive and lead a well-rested life? more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, sleep, healthy, rest, Relaxation, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, the y, YMCA

A Lion's Roar Can Be Heard 5 Miles Away

True fact. 

Also, true: we've had an entire summer full of young leaders who spoke up and could be heard from across the country through the Y's blog. Here's a recap of our guest bloggers raising their voices and making their mark from teaching kids how to read to starting up summer food programs to giving career advice. Thank you, bloggers! more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, inspiration, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leaders, voice, the y, YMCA

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

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