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In the news today a young adult who considered dropping out of high school graduated with a scholarship to his community college, groups of dads and their newborns spent quality time together in the pool and a newly immigrated family started English classes.
Mary Burke Smith has gotten a lot out of her time at the Rome-Floyd County YMCA so she decided to give some back: the 6-year-old set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the Y and help others. Rome News-Tribune
June 12, 2013
Jim Wilson is the first one in at the Y each day, where he rides the stationary bike and walks on the treadmill – at 97 years old. Casper Star-Tribune Online
June 11, 2013
Twelve YMCA leaders and Y Partners are recognized as Champions of Change for their efforts in transforming communities and making them better places to live – from addressing child hunger and reducing obesity, to improving education for kids and caretakers. Read more.
June 7, 2013
The Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders Club visited New Orleans to help fix homes, repair gardens and offer maintenance, resources, services and many helping hands. Wicked Local Gloucester
June 3, 2013
In Marion, Ohio, the Y’s Super Kids program is helping kids like 12-year-old Hunter Stacy increase their physical activity and adopt healthier habits to improve their lives for the long term. MarionStar.com
May 9, 2013
Seven-year-old Josiah Smith eats his vegetables. His friend, Ryan Lakedawala, 8, likes to run. Smith and Lakedawala were just two of dozens of children at the DeLand Family YMCA on Saturday running, jumping and having a ball during Healthy Kids Day. The Daytona Beach News-Journal
May 2, 2013
The East Pasco Family YMCA’s Leaders Club is providing high school students with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others and social development. The Tampa Bay Online
April 15, 2013
The Bogalusa YMCA in Louisiana is offering tutoring for first- and second-grade students who need the hands-on, individualized assistance, and students’ grades are already showing improvement. The Daily News
April 11, 2013
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