Media Coverage


YMCA Goes Viral On YouTube: Q&A With CMO Valerie Barker Waller

My Y Story. YouTube series strikes viral video gold according to Forbes. Q&A with Y-USA CMO Valerie Waller. 

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October 02, 2019


YMCA Advocates Jane Lynch, Andrew Zimmern Connect with Youths for YouTube Spotlight Series

"My Y Story" uses social media to bring attention to the stories of the Y's most influential alumni. Forbes takes a look. 

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September 25, 2019


The Y Celebrates Nationwide Diversity with Welcoming Week 2019 Activities

Over 700 Ys across the U.S. celebrated Welcoming Week this month--Forbes highlighted some of the exciting events. 

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September 23, 2019



How Long Should My Child Take Swim Lessons? Experts Explain

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

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August 28, 2019

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YMCA Ambassadors from 100+ Nations Join in London to Commemorate 175 Years at #Y175

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 18, 2019


Is Your Kid Starting a Sport? Here's What NOT to Do

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 16, 2019

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Man Volunteers as 'Honorary Grandpa' for Kids

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 15, 2019


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