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In the news today a young adult who considered dropping out of high school graduated with a scholarship to his community college, groups of dads and their newborns spent quality time together in the pool and a newly immigrated family started English classes.
In Marian, Ohio, the Y’s Super Kids program is helping kids like 12-year-old Hunter Stacy increase their physical activity and adopt healthier habits to improve their lives for the long term. MarianStar.com
May 9, 2013
Seven-year-old Josiah Smith eats his vegetables. His friend, Ryan Lakedawala, 8, likes to run. Smith and Lakedawala were just two of dozens of children at the DeLand Family YMCA on Saturday running, jumping and having a ball during Healthy Kids Day. The Daytona Beach News-Journal
May 2, 2013
The East Pasco Family YMCA’s Leaders Club is providing high school students with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others and social development. The Tampa Bay Online
April 15, 2013
The Bogalusa YMCA in Louisiana is offering tutoring for first- and second-grade students who need the hands-on, individualized assistance, and students’ grades are already showing improvement. The Daily News
April 11, 2013
YMCA teens in Massachusetts traveled with Y staff to Nicaragua, where the group worked on a reforestation project to bring more clean water to the area. Marblehead Reporter
March 26, 2013
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan and FOX Sports Carolinas/SportSouth announce a $200,000 sponsorship of Y Achievers, a national YMCA program that helps youth succeed in school through character and leadership development, career and college preparation, and academic enrichment. Read more about Y Achievers programs. Charlotte Observer
March 22, 2013
A YMCA afterschool program participant testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies about the criticial role afterschool programs play in supporting youth and working families. Read more.
March 13, 2013
Students in Adrian Public Schools are being challenged to step up their physical education through Jump Start to P.L.A.Y., a free program offered at the YMCA of Lenawee County in Adrian, Mich., after school each day. The Daily Telegram
March 4, 2013
From supporting families through tough times to helping more youth succeed in school, the Manatee County YMCA in Bradenton, Florida, is making a difference throughout the community. The Bradenton Herald
February 14, 2013
As the summer camp season approaches, camps in North Carolina can offer youth a variety of activities and opportunities of exploration, building on a longtime tradition of camping at the Y. The Herald Weekly
February 12, 2013
More children in Union, South Carolina, are getting help with homework and learning new skills, all while having an opportunity to thrive in the Y’s afterschool program. The Union Daily Times
February 8, 2013
A group of young, civic-minded professionals join together to help the YMCA of Broward County provide support to the community and participate in service projects around kids’ health and drowning prevention. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 7, 2013
A new event at the Belvidere Family YMCA in Rockford, Ill., looks to help wounded veterans build confidence and explore new things, such as learning scuba diving skills from certified divers. Rockford Register Star
January 31, 2013
Students in the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s 2012 Global Service-Learning Project traveled to Dakar, Senegal, to teach schoolchildren and observe the country’s education system. The Charlotte Observer
January 4, 2013
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