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The Y is More Than You Know

You may think you know the Y, but from A-to-Z, we’re nurturing the potential of youth, improving the country’s health and well-being, and giving back to support our neighbors.

To find out how the Y is so much more, watch our story featuring the shadow dance troupe, Catapult, from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”.  


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Beyond Camp: Keeping Kids' Interest Piqued Once Summer Ends

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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.

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The Day After Earth Day

April 22, 2014. What happens next?

Every day is Earth Day. Period. On April 22, millions of young leaders across the globe celebrated an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First feted in 1970, Earth Day has gone on to be observed in over 190 countries. more

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