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News From the Y

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

Blog Feed

Molar Madness

Some toddlers handle getting new teeth without incident, but if you are a parent dealing with different toddlers, I have a few helpful tips. (photo credit: Thinkstock/Collection: iStock)

I remember being warned about the perils of teething. I assumed the worst was over...Then she got a molar.

To Race or Not to Race

When you're banged up, do you reign in your competitiveness, or skip the race? (photo credit: iStock)

For runners who have any kind of competitive spirit, it's very difficult to hold back and not run as hard as they can, even when they're not at 100%. Whether you skip the race or run it easy depends on your nature

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