Media Coverage


The Y Embarks on Its First National Advertising Campaign

The Y is launching its first-ever national advertising campaign, and The New York Times reports how we hope it helps change public perception and raise funds for Y programs throughout the country.  New York Times



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Y Highlights Mentors as a Critical Teen Relationship

YMCA of the USA's VP of Youth Development Jorge Perez writes about the importance of mentors in a teen's life.  NBC News Education Nation


Which Big National Players Are Joining Forces to Make a Local Health Impact?

The Y and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced a 10-year partnership to help foster a "Culture of Health" in local communities.  Inside Philanthropy


Dinners at Dorchester YMCA Building Bonds Among Students

Teens in Boston find a safe, welcoming space and a warm meal at the Dorchester YMCA.  The Boston Globe


The Impact of Rebranding on the YMCA with Kate Coleman

For those interested in marketing, Y-USA's own Kate Coleman takes a deep dive into the Y's 2010 rebranding in this Driving Participation podcast interview. http://bit.ly/DPpodcast or http://iriscreative.com/dp082/ Driving Participation


Diabetes Prevention Becomes Lucrative Growth Industry

YMCA of the USA's National Health Officer Matt Longjohn was interviewed about the growing market in diabetes prevention. Longjohn asks whether people are willing to make the changes they need to prevent diabetes.   Marketplace.org


New Diabetes Cases, at Long Last, Begin to Fall in the United States

The New York Times looks at the falling rates of diabetes, crediting programs like the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program for education and motivation.  New York Times


Giving Young People the Gift of Hope

Tom Valentine, VP of YMCA of the USA's International Group, encourages Huffington Post readers to think about how they can give back and help youth reach their full potential this #GivingTuesday. Huffington Post Huffington Post


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