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Opens in a new window My Y Story. | Andrew Zimmern

Watch as chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern visits his hometown Y in Minneapolis to learn more about the Y’s Summer Food Program and to share his own “My Y Story.”

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News From the Y

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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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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February 12, 2019

Using footage to display how dramatically different neighborhoods are depending on their zip codes, a hard-hitting spot from the YMCA asked viewers to confront the fact that a person's birthplace can determine their future. 

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December 18, 2018

A survey of 2,000 parents, commissioned by the YMCA and conducted by OnePoll, looked at the top life lessons and mantras that parents hope to teach their children, as well as the challenges many face in doing so; among them income, time and, perhaps surprisingly, zip codes.

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November 26, 2018

A handful of teens in Erie, Pennsylvania helped create a score that was performed by the Erie Philharmonic orchestra, thanks to music classes they took at the the YMCA of Greater Erie. 

On November 26, teens from the program and their instructor, Corey Cook, were featured on Good Morning America (GMA) and one of the talented musicians appeared live on GMA Day to perform his original song that he composed at the YMCA of Greater Erie's Teen Center. Watch him perform and receive a surprise gift from GMA Day here

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