Providing healthy meals and snacks to youth this summer.

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The Y.™ For a better us.

When communities get better, the world gets better. Discover how we positively impact the nation - and how you can help us - one neighborhood at a time.

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Call for Artwork

Five (5) winners ages 17 and under will receive a $500 Walmart gift card, and their local YMCA will receive a $500 donation!

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News From the Y

August 16, 2017

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were a stark reminder of the chasm between our nation’s founding ideals and present-day reality for so many Americans. Safety and happiness are out of reach for an unacceptable number of people in our communities, and sadly, there are extremists who want to keep it that way. At the Y, we resolve to be light in this darkness. 

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August 4, 2017

During the summer, six out of seven kids no longer have access to school meal programs, leaving children unsure of when they're going to get their next meal. Learn how the Y's Summer Food Program and Leanne Brown, author of "Good and Cheap," are working to change that. 

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August 2, 2017

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In a world where kindness is often overshadowed by bullying, teaching children to be thoughtful and kind isn’t easy. But parenting expert on behalf of JCPenney Meredith Sinclair is on TODAY with creative ideas, like refurbishing, packing and donating lunchboxes for families in need. (By TODAY with our sponsor JCPenney.)

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July 13, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Pacielly Morelo is the first person in her family to go to college. Now her hard work pays off with a surprise dorm makeover, thanks to JCPenney.

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June 2, 2017

The grand opening for the latest in a series of New American Welcome Centers at YMCAs across the country is set for June 20 at the North YMCA.

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May 31, 2017

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Swimming is not only a recreational activity – it’s a skill that saves lives

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