Media Coverage


The YMCA Battles Youth Hunger by Providing Millions of Free, Nutritious Meals to Teens and Children Across the Country

Hunger is a very real problem for millions of children across the U.S. Since 2011, the YMCA has step up to alleviate this issue through a partnership with the Walmart Foundation — first, with its Summer Food Program, and in 2012, the Afterschool Meal Program. These programs are important for food-insecure communities because hunger can have detrimental effects on a child’s development. The Y is able to implement these successful programs with the help of numerous partnerships it has forged with community organizations across the country.

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November 09, 2018



Kyle Kuzma Gives Back to His Community and Hometown YMCA

On this August day, Kuzma is back at his safe place in his hometown, surrounded by 22 kids who are doing the same thing the Los Angeles Lakers forward did when he was a kid: staying safe off the streets and dreaming big.

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September 14, 2018


The New Wave of Supercharged Swim Classes

Swimming instruction, long the purview of the YMCA, has witnessed a rise in schools offering smaller classes and warmer pools for much steeper prices

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September 04, 2018


Catherine Giudici Lowe Reveals 2-Year-Old Son Samuel's Terrifying Pool Incident

After a scary incident, Catherine Giudici Lowe is making sure her son Samuel knows how to be safe in the swimming pool. 

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July 24, 2018


How to Teach Your Kid to Be Inclusive

How do you teach your child to be accepting of others? Y-USA's Chad Nico Hiu speaks with Romper about nurturing acceptance. 

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June 08, 2018


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.

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April 28, 2018

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