Where million children learn, grow and thrive every year.

From The Ground Up

Opens in a new window Welcoming Week 2019

Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. Join us for a celebration of our communities September 13-22!

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Opens in a new window The Y.™ For a better us.

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 Bahamas Hurricane Response

Hurricane Dorian brought devastation to the Bahamas, killing dozens and leaving hundreds missing and homeless. YMCA World Service is collecting donations for YMCA of Grand Bahama.

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News From the Y

September 4, 2019

The Y is inspiring future generations to embrace STEM through year-round youth development programs.

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August 28, 2019

Romper talks with Lindsay Mondick, Senior Manager of Aquatics, to learn how often kids should take swim lessons. 

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August 18, 2019

For four days earlier this month, more than 3,000 representatives of the YMCA convened in London to celebrate 175 years of the organization's worldwide impact.

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August 16, 2019

SheKnows.com looks at how parents can encourage their children's participation in sports as well as how to handle the situation when they want to quit. 

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August 15, 2019

82-year-old Bob Jamieson started volunteering with the kids at his local YMCA three years ago, when one of the children needed an "Honorary Grandpa" for a Grandparents' Day celebration. He's been giving his time there  twice a week since then! 

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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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