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Continued Learning and Nurturing Opportunities in After School Programs are Key to Developing Youth

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out of school can have a positive effect on their success in school. Unfortunately, one in four U.S. children are left

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5 Min with Beth Bogues: Learn how the Y’s Fit in 12 Program helped this busy working mom get healthy

By Jessica Aframe Q. Why did you sign up for the Fit in 12 Program? A. I decided to sign up for the Fit in 12 Program because it gave me the opportunity to work 1-on-1 with a fitness coach.

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Swim Safely

Jessica Aframe Summer is approaching and after a brutal winter, we are all excited about heading to the local pools, lakes and beaches this summer. Before you and the kids suit­up, take a moment to think and talk about water

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Summer is Around the Corner – Register for Camp Today!

By Jessica Aframe The snow has finally disappeared (well, for the most part)! The air is getting warmer and it’s time to start thinking about summer camp. Summer is a special time for kids to explore the outdoors, learn new

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go. How to Train for a 5K Road Race

By Jessica Aframe The first time I ran a 5K race was the year after my son was born.  I never considered myself a runner. In fact, I honestly found it to be boring and really hard.  The first year

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Tips for Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, millions of Americans resolve to get in better shape and become healthier versions of themselves. According to a recent YMCA survey, less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolution in 2014.  An overwhelming number of people said they

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Trunk or Treat Brings Sweets and Fun!

Superheroes, princesses, witches and ghosts all gathered for some halloween fun at the Y’s Annual Truck or Treat event on Sunday October 25.  All of the children enjoyed bouncing in the very popular Frozen themed bounce house. Relay races and parachute games

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