Media Coverage

4 Tips to Making 2020 Your Family's Best Year Yet

MommyNearest spoke with Y-USA's Lauren Marciszyn to learn more about how to make New Year's resolutions that work for you and your family. 

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December 19, 2019

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How to make the most of Giving Tuesday

CNBC takes a look at how to make the most of your donations on Giving Tuesday. 

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December 03, 2019

48% of Young People Discover Nonprofits Via Social Media: Giving Tuesday Study

The Y's Giving Tuesday survey reveals that 48 percent of young Americans discover new nonprofits via social media. 

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December 01, 2019

It's Not a Zero-sum Game: 3 Ways to Make Inclusion Work for Everyone

HR Dive spoke with Lynda Gonzales-Chavez,YMCA of the USA's SVP and chief diversity officer, about how companies can successfully implement and execute diversity and inclusions within their organizations. 

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November 22, 2019

New Research Shows Young Americans Are Optimistic About Creating Change

Seven in 10 young Americans work to create positive change on a daily basis, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 Americans (aged 18–38) found that 67 percent believe younger generations are more likely to be outspoken about the issues they support, and half of respondents believe younger generations are actually the ones driving positive change.

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November 19, 2019

Group Programs Help Prevent, Delay Type 2 Diabetes

AARP highlights classes across the country, including the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, that help adults who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. 

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November 15, 2019

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

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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

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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 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

The Best Gyms With Child Care Around the Country

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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August 06, 2019

Is Aerobic Exercise the Right Prescription for Staving Off Alzheimer's?

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 18, 2019

Free Lunch? YEP! The YMCA's Summer Food Program Provides Healthy Meals For Kids

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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July 02, 2019

YMCA Celebrates Milestone 175th Birthday with Global Day of #YMCA175 Volunteerism

In celebration of the Y's 175th birthday, the Y is encouraging everyone to participate in 175 minutes of volunteer service on June 8. 

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June 06, 2019

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. 

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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. 

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May 03, 2019

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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

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