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The Most Popular Flotation Device for Kids May Be the Most Dangerous, According to Aquatics Experts

Puddle jumpers are popular, but are they safe? POPSUGAR spoke with Y-USA's Lindsay Mondick to learn more.

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August 08, 2020

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Here's How to Stay Safe in the Water, According to a Former Lifeguard

Yahoo!Life spoke with Y-USA's Lindsay Mondick about staying safe in the water, whether you're at the pool, lake or ocean.

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August 03, 2020

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Providing a Pandemic Safety Net, Nonprofits Need Their Own

"In the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, the Y.M.C.A. has provided a lifeline to many vulnerable Americans. As the health crisis and its economic disruption eat away at the group’s revenues, the question is whether anyone will throw a lifeline to the rescuers."

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July 24, 2020

YMCA CEO Kevin Washington on Balancing Pandemic Response and Financial Pressures

Kevin Washington spoke with TIME's "Leadership Brief" about the Y's role during COVID-19, the successes of the past few months and the challenges ahead.

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July 19, 2020

Meal Programs Scramble to Feed Hungry Children

Organizations like the Y that are providing food to children this summer have seen an increased need due to COVID-19. 

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July 08, 2020

Importance of Summer Camp in 2020

Kevin Washington spoke with Fox News to discuss the importance of summer camp, especially in the age of COVID. 

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June 30, 2020

What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns

As school districts consider reopening plans, and with just over half of parents telling pollsters they're comfortable with in-person school this fall, NPR looks at how YMCAs have provided safe child care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how education leaders should be discussing and drawing on these real-world child care experiences.

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June 24, 2020

Summer camp during coronavirus will look a little different

While some camps have gone out of business or opted to remain closed for the season, the YMCA, a community nonprofit, is welcoming hundreds of thousands of children in the next three months. Its experiences with child care in the first wave of the pandemic serve as a model for what families might expect.

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June 22, 2020

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