Media Coverage


New guidelines say kids should start swim lessons around age 1. Here's what to look for.

The Washington Post explores what to look for in infant swim lessons. 

Opens in a new window Washington Post

May 28, 2019


The 5 Best Toddler Swim Safety Tips, According to Swim Experts

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. 

Opens in a new window Good Housekeeping

May 03, 2019

Three kids sitting on the edge of a pool and kicking water at the camera


YMCA's One Number Different spot shows it's 'a place that can help' people from any zip code

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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February 12, 2019


YMCA Survey Highlights Life Lessons Parents Want to Teach Children

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.

Opens in a new window New York Post

December 18, 2018


How a YMCA Music Class has Become a 'Life Changing' Opportunity for Erie Teens

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

Opens in a new window Good Morning America

November 26, 2018


The YMCA Battles Youth Hunger by Providing Millions of Free, Nutritious Meals to Teens and Children Across the Country

Hunger is a very real problem for millions of children across the U.S. Since 2011, the YMCA has step up to alleviate this issue through a partnership with the Walmart Foundation — first, with its Summer Food Program, and in 2012, the Afterschool Meal Program. These programs are important for food-insecure communities because hunger can have detrimental effects on a child’s development. The Y is able to implement these successful programs with the help of numerous partnerships it has forged with community organizations across the country.

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November 09, 2018



Kyle Kuzma Gives Back to His Community and Hometown YMCA

On this August day, Kuzma is back at his safe place in his hometown, surrounded by 22 kids who are doing the same thing the Los Angeles Lakers forward did when he was a kid: staying safe off the streets and dreaming big.

Opens in a new window ESPN.com

September 14, 2018


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