Media Coverage


Help Kids Get a Jump Start on a Healthy Summer

Did you know that children gain weight twice as fast in summer compared to the school year? In celebration of YMCA's Healthy Kids Day®, the Y's nutrition expert shares ideas on how to encourage kids to stay mentally and physically active. SheKnows.com


Somerset Hills YMCA 'Togetherhood' Event for Vets, Volunteers

Somerset Hills YMCA volunteers bring their new Togetherhood initiative, along with a "sense of community", to veterans at a local housing facility.  mycentraljersey.com


Harlem Globetrotter Inspires Kids at YMCA Basketball Camp

Two hundred kids had the chance to train with a Harlem Globetrotter Monday at a mini-basketball camp at the La Crosse YMCA. But the camp wasn't just about learning a few tricks – rookie Globetrotter Thunder Law also worked to inspire kids.  WXOW.com


Two Kids Spend the Day as Junior 'CEOs'

Meet the two youngest CEO’s in Western Massachusetts who took the reins of the Springfield YMCA, if only for a day. WGGB.com


Northwest YMCA Leaders Club Gets Teens Up and Moving

One in four teens report meeting the recommended one hour or more of daily physical activity, according to a survey by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Tampa's YMCA offers programs tailored to teens' needs and interests, and that adds physical activity to their daily routine. The Digital Bullpen



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Beyond Camp: Keeping Kids' Interest Piqued Once Summer Ends

Summertime is an ideal time for children to learn a new skill or hobby. But those skills often fall by the wayside when the new school year comes around. The Y's camp expert offers some advice to parents. OrlandoSentinel.com


YMCA Takes Rehab Out of the Hospital

In one community, the Y provides rehabilitation programs where individuals can heal, be active and find camaraderie.   TheSpec.com



Christine Marcks, New Board Chair

YMCA of the USA Board of Directors Elects New Chair

YMCA of the USA announces the election of Christine Marcks as chair of the nonprofit’s national board of directors. Marcks, president of Prudential Retirement, will provide leadership to the 27-member board, which also welcomes new board members and officers.  Read more.



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YMCA Serves Up Family-Style Dinners For Children in Need

The Farm Bill signed by President Obama  cuts over $8 billion in food stamp aid over the next decade. The cuts affect people in only a third of states — but one of those states is Massachusetts. Here's a story of one local YMCA serving up dinners to children who find such meals hard to come by at home. WGBH



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Andover YMCA Program Gives Kids a Place to Go

For the past four years, the Andover YMCA has given hundreds of local kids a place to hang out and get help with homework after school. ABC Newspapers



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Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team Among Nation's Top 100

For the first time, the Somerset Valley YMCA swim team has achieved Silver Medal Club status, establishing its place as one of the top 100 teams in the country. Bridgewater Patch


'Walking School Bus' Program Aims to Make Kids Safe

Kids who don't ride a school bus and have no other have way to get home now have a friend they can rely on. The Tampa YMCA has started the "Walking School Bus" program to make sure kids stay safe, especially those who live in troubled neighborhoods.  MyFoxTampaBay.com


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