Promoting healthy living in communities across the U.S.

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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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 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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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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