Media Coverage


Biden and Washington: LGBTQ youth at risk

We are committed to addressing critical social issues and supporting the well-being and safety of LGBTQ youth and adults is an important need in our communities. YMCA of the USA is proud to partner with the Biden Foundation on a new LGBTQ inclusion initiative. Learn more. 

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May 21, 2018


Putnam: One dad, one son and 48 YMCAs

Alan Stokes and his son, Jonathan, 13, love hanging out at the YMCA. For much of the past decade, they’ve visited the Oak Park or the Westside YMCAs on the weekends. They swim, walk and use the treadmill. But since November, their world has gotten a lot bigger.

Lansing State Journal Opens a new window

April 28, 2018


Telling Stories of Global Leadership: Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of the Global YMCA Network

With a presence in 119 countries around the world, the Y's global impact is far-reaching. Y-USA's Tom Valentine shares some highlights of this great work.

edCircuit Opens a new window

March 26, 2018


​The Promise and Power of Young People

March for Our Lives is youth development in action, with young people finding their voices, activating their beliefs and joining -- even driving -- the democratic process. Kevin Washington, President and CEO of YMCA of the USA, believes initiative and passion like this from young people should be celebrated.

YMCA.net Opens a new window

March 23, 2018


Ethan Hawke, Allyson Felix and Marcus Samuelsson Star in New Community-Focused Campaign

The Y is launching a new content series called “My Y Story” demonstrating the value of its various offerings to individuals and communities, featuring actor Ethan Hawke, Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.

AdWeek Opens a new window

February 15, 2018


How to Get Your Child Ready for the Swim Check at Camp

Swim tests may cause anxiety in some campers. The Washington Post talks to the Y and offers tips to help anxious kids succeed. 

Washington Post Opens a new window

February 06, 2018

Boy in red life jacket in pool with female adult who is teaching him to swim
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How the Y provides community for a teen struggling with homelessness

At age 17, Guillermo Hercules has already lived in more than 20 different places. But the Y gives him support and community, and he says that’s something than can benefit people of all ages. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones sat down with him and with Y spokesperson Jane Lynch. (By TODAY with our sponsor the Y)

Today Show Opens a new window

December 21, 2017

Actor Jane Lynch talking to 17 year old Guillermo Hercules


How Seniors Can Combat Isolation

As seniors combat feeling isolated, many are finding community at their local YMCAs. 

 

 

Chicago Tribune Opens a new window

December 14, 2017

Image of yoga class with several participants, with older woman in the foreground.


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