Media Coverage


Bethune-Cookman, YMCA Team Up to Get Kids Reading

In a school where only 29 percent of third-graders read at grade level, an afterschool reading program works to address this gap. The Daytona Beach News-Journal


YMCA Pilot Program Found to Boost Skills Students Need to Learn

YMCA of the USA is expanding a pilot afterschool program designed to close the achievement gap for low-income children, following early signs that students are gaining the skills and motivation they need to do well in school. Education Week


'Tis the Season to Develop Volunteer Habits for Life

During the holidays, most families look for opportunities to be together. Children are out of school, vacation plans are in place and the road trips, football, food, music and traditions make it a perfect time to connect with others. There is another “tradition” that can add to the magic of the holidays: volunteering. ParentToolkit.com


RYE YMCA Members Come Together to Benefit Sharing Shelf in Port Chester

Organized by the Y’s Togetherhood committee, volunteers donate new or gently-used seasonal clothing for babies, children and teens during a day of service.  Rye Patch


Roanoke Second-Graders Learn about Water Safety with YMCA's Safe Splash

Seven-year-old Shakira Smiley was sopping wet, but beaming from ear to ear. She, along with 100 elementary school children, took part in a program aimed at teaching safety skills for when in and around water.  The Roanoke Times


YMCA Thanksgiving Dinner

When ends don't meet, one local YMCA helps fill in the gap, bringing people together around a warm meal. MyFoxTwinCities.com


What Experts in Diabetes Are Saying About Education and Prevention

Matt Longjohn, national health officer for YMCA of the USA, and Steve Tarver, president and chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Louisville, discuss efforts in Kentucky and around the nation that encourage healthier lifestyles.  Washington Post


Give the Gift of Education on Giving Tuesday

The Y's Tom Valentine, vice president of the International Group, writes about the global impact of limited or no access to education. HuffingtonPost.com


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