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From The Ground Up

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When communities get better, the world gets better. Discover how we positively impact the nation—and how you can help us—one neighborhood at a time.

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Opens in a new window YMCA 175

In August 2019, the YMCA is celebrating 175 years of youth-led change with a global gathering in London—the birthplace of the Y!

Opens in a new window Learn how young leaders from Ys around the world will collaborate to create change.

Opens in a new window My Y Story. | Edmunds Brothers

Watch as NFL players the Edmunds brothers visit their hometown Danville Family YMCA to help teach some important water safety skills and share their own “My Y Story.”

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News From the Y

August 6, 2019

Getting your workout in can be difficult when you have kids, but gyms that offer child care make it a little easier for parents to hit their fitness goals. What to Expect rounds up the best gyms with child care and includes the YMCA on their list. 

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July 18, 2019

Researchers are prescribing exercise as if it were a drug in a study that aims to see if it can prevent Alzheimer's disease. 

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July 2, 2019

Rachael Ray looks at the importance of the Y's Summer Food Program in keeping kids nourished and active and how Andrew Zimmern is helping spread the word. 

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June 6, 2019

In celebration of the Y's 175th birthday, the Y is encouraging everyone to participate in 175 minutes of volunteer service on June 8. 

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May 3, 2019

Experts, including YMCA of the USA's Lindsay Mondick, give swimming and safety recommendations to Good Housekeeping in order to keep families safe this summer. 

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