Media Coverage


Hunterdon County Y members give back to the community--nj.com

Hunterdon County YMCA members have rallied to support the hungry in the community. In July and August, more than 100 members of the Y and their friends volunteered at America's Grow-a-Row, a local non-profit organization that provides free, fresh produce to those in need throughout New Jersey. nj.com


Swimming helps autistic teen

Charles Cobbert was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and at age 17, he is competing in the swimming nationals. Meg Oliver reports on how the repetitive aerobic activity helps to reduce the autistic behavior. CBS Evening News


YMCA of Greater Louisville sets Guinness World Record for 'most people hopping on one leg simultaneously'

LOUISVILLE— The YMCA of Greater Louisville has set the Guinness World Record for "most people hopping on one leg simultaneously." The record was set on Sunday, April 26, with 674 people at Slugger Field during the YMCA's 9th annual Healthy Kids Day celebration. Guinness officially confirmed the record this month. WDRB


Local YMCA garden grows 800 pounds of produce

Fox 8 Charlotte


YMCA working to lower drowning rate of minority children

Charlotte Observer


New YMCA Veggie Van rolling into Tampa food deserts

TAMPA — Kids might not chase after it like they would the ice cream man, but grown-ups are eager to take advantage of a new mobile vegetable stand that soon will roll into neighborhoods lacking in grocery options. Tampa Tribune


How to Avoid the 'Summer Slide' with Kids' Eating

The results are in: Kids aren't eating as healthily in the summer as they do the rest of the year. Here's how to keep their nutrition on track when they're on summer break. Parenting.com


The Y.M.C.A.’s Work Outside the Gym

Jane E. Brody--As a Y.M.C.A. member since 1984, I know it as a great place to become and remain fit, make friends and receive encouragement and support. New York Times


How The YMCA Helped Shape America

As the Y gets ready to turn 171 years old, NPR History takes a look on how the Y helped Shape America NPR History Department


The Power of Prevention: U.S. health care reform should focus on prevention efforts to cut skyrocketing costs

U.S. News and World Report


Kevin Washington featured NBC Chicago CEO Spotlight

Kevin Washington, CEO, YMCA of the USA, explains how this 160 year old organization works - putting Christian principles in practice to ensure healthy kids and healthy communities. With key initiatives in diabetes prevention, "hop the gap" summer programs for kids, and support of STEM programs, the YMCA is a vital resource in the 10,000 communities it serves across the country.    NBC 5


Secretary Jewell, American Express Announce Major Commitment to Increase Volunteerism on America’s Public Lands

YMCA of the USA President Emeritus Neil Nicoll joins American Express Foundation President Tim McClimon and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for an announcement of $5 million grant to the Department of the Interior. The Y will receive some funds to support community coordinator positions in 50 cities to bring community leaders together to promote service opportunities on public lands.  U.S. Department of the Interior


YMCA Youth in Government Program Develops Youth and Prepares Them to be Leaders of Tomorrow

The YMCA's Youth in Government program, a statewide youth civic education and leadership development initiative, encourages over 2,400 students in grades 7-12 from Minnesota and western Wisconsin to be life-long, active citizens through hands-on learning experiences.  InsightNews.com


YMCA Summer Camps Rely on Fundamentals

YMCA summer camps have been around for more than a century, and they still provide the basics — the archery, canoeing, crafts and obstacle courses — that the organization believes kids need to grow into adults who appreciate and love the outdoors. Associated Press


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


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