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Michael and Ty haven't seen each other since camp last summer and are excited to be together again for more adventures. While they're making new friends and trying new activities, being a part of youth development at the Y means they're surrounded by people who believe in their potential and help encourage it every day.



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The Y Joins Public Media to Spread Awareness on High School Dropout Crisis

On Saturday, Sept. 22, YMCA of the USA will join other nonprofits and education advocates in “American Graduate Day” – a national public television broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis. This seven-hour special, beginning at 1 p.m. ET, will highlight national and local community partners and educators working to keep at-risk students in school, and features hosts such as PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez, ABC News correspondent Juju Chang, and Need to Know anchor Maria Hinojosa, among others. Read more here about the broadcast, and click here to learn more about the Y’s education programs for children and teens.


Courtesy of Diedra Laird/The Herald News
Courtesy of Diedra Laird/
The Herald News

YMCA's Y Readers Program Continues in Charlotte Afterschool Programs

About 250 children in the Charlotte YMCA's afterschool program have an opportunity to get an intensified focus on reading skills, as the Y expands a summer program that has helped students make gains. The Herald News

Joe Tamborello/The Journal-Standard
Joe Tamborello/
The Journal-Standard

Children’s Center Celebrates Clifford

Children in Freeport, Illinois, join in the fun and enjoy reading activities as the Y teams with Scholastic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Clifford the Big Red Dog®. The Journal-Standard

YMCA Afterschool Programs About More Than Fun

With curriculum ranging from diet and healthy living to bullying and gang prevention, the YMCA of Northern Utah is working to ensure that the learning doesn't stop with the end of the school day. The Salt Lake Tribune

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Courtesy of Jo C. Goode/
Herald News

Volunteers Pick Produce in Dartmouth for Local Food Pantries

About 100 volunteers harvested and cleaned produce at the community farm at the YMCA in Dartmouth, picking food that will make its way to 25 food pantries as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance event. The Herald News

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Courtesy of Jim Delia/

YMCA Sponsors Soccer Camp in Haiti

Community leaders from the Ridgewood YMCA recently hosted a two-week soccer camp for teenagers in Haiti to inspire the young Haitians to reach their potential.

Collaboration and Partnerships: The Path to Ending Child Hunger

Neil Nicoll, president and CEO of YMCA of the USA, discusses ways organizations can work together to address child hunger in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity's summer long series, "Ending Childhood Hunger in America". Spotlight on Poverty

Courtesy of J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Courtesy of J.B. Forbes/
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

YMCA Book Fair Helps Write Bright Futures

The YMCA in St. Louis is holding its annual used book fair, which helps pay for literacy programs to help youth succeed in school. St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Courtesy of Meegan N. Reed/Kitsap Sun
Courtesy of Meegan N. Reed/
Kitsap Sun

Farmers Market for Kids Teaches Food is Fun

The Y in Silverdale partners with a local business owner to hold an event aimed at promoting healthy habits in families. Kitsap Sun

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