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ELESAIR and NAWC Programs, West Side YMCA (New York, NY) Quote by NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Arthur Ram)

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There are beautiful stories of hope, strength and determination that happen at Ys throughout the country every day. Lives are changed forever when people have the resources and support they need, and communities come together. We're proud to be part of it all.

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News From the Y

YMCA Expands Summer Meal Program for Local Students

It's tough to work and play on an empty stomach, but a lot of local children have problems getting enough food. Seven years ago the YMCA decided to do something about it; this year they've taken it even further with special programs at two San Jose elementary schools.
mercurynews.com

Keeping Kids From Going Hungry Over Summer Break

While summer should be a fun time for kids, it can be a hungry time for those who relied on school lunch programs for filling, healthy meals. If you’re a parent struggling to fill the summer hunger gap, there are resources available to help feed your kids.
usnews.com

At a YMCA Near You, a Course for a Diabetic Nation

After being diagnosed with pre-diabetes, a 37-year-old woman in New York seeks out help from the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.
nytimes.com

Local Y Joins Efforts to Break World Record for Largest Swim Lesson

Nearly 38 people, ages 4-74, participated in a swim lesson at the Livonia Family YMCA in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
HometownLife.com

Young Readers Program Helps Students Stay Active

More than 500 students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Mooresville and Lincoln County are hitting the books, back in school for several weeks this summer as part of the YMCA's "Y" Readers program. 
WCNC.com

Free Summer Activities for Kids

The Wilkes-Barre YMCA is offering free fun and healthy food to kids through Food-N-Fun @ The Park.
Eyewitness News

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Can Music Help You Run?

Music may not actually help you get a PR in a race, but it can pump you up and help you recover. (photo credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

A Brazilian study, "How Does Music Aid 5K of Running?" published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, reinforced previous findings that music can indeed get you pumped up for a run, and even help you recover. But music doesn't affect runners as much during a high intensity effort. more

Camp Counseling: So Much More than Just Fun and Games

Do you want to be a guest blogger like Rich? Take this brief survey and tell us what topics interest you. 

It struck me during orientation how well prepared camp counselors are to enter the workforce. In just one week, camp counselors learn professionalism, collaboration, and responsibility. This personal and professional development does not happen in a strictly academic setting. more

Going Mobile

Too cute: yes! But too young for a phone: yes no maybe? (photo credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

Today’s world is amazing: communication so close and information only a click away.  I’m wondering: when it is appropriate to give the little one a cell phone? more

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