Media Coverage


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

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

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

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

December 14, 2017

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


YMCA program aimed at reversing the 'summer slide' seems worthy of repeating and, hopefully, expanding

The Lancaster Family YMCA, with help from the national organization Building Educated Leaders for Life, may have found an answer to the so-called “summer slide.” 

Lancaster Online

December 02, 2017

Students from Lancaster's King and Carter & MacRae participated in the Lancaster Family YMCA's Power Scholars Academy


The Importance of National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Before you assume this is another made-up holiday created just to post an image on social media, think again. There are some major reasons why National Diabetes Awareness Month is important – 114 million reasons, to be exact. That’s because 114 million represents the number of Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes.

U.S. News & World Report

November 02, 2017

Close up of hands administering blood glucose test
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YMCA of the USA and MCS Foundation Launch Campaign in Support of YMCAs Affected by Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

MCS Foundation will match donations for disaster relief efforts aimed at helping individuals, families and the communities served through the YMCAs in Puerto Rico. 

YMCA of the USA

October 19, 2017


Opinion: Tax Reform Has Potential To Unlock Giving

Tax reform is once again the focus of many discussions, debates and deliberations taking place on Capitol Hill. Considering that comprehensive federal tax reform was last enacted in in 1986, most agree that an updated tax code is needed — but not at the expense of our nation’s charities.

The NonProfit Times

October 03, 2017


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