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YMCA Disaster Response

Every day, YMCAs respond to the specific needs of the communities they serve. When disasters strike, we are there to take action and provide support to those affected.

 

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Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week, happening Sept. 10-19, celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace newcomer immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.

 

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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure.

Learn more and use our map tool to take a step toward improving your heart health by finding a participating Y near you.

I am relieved. I am grateful. But I am clear-eyed. - YMCA

Statement from YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington on the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Verdict

"I am relieved.

After getting my hopes up so many times before that our nation’s justice system would do right by a Black person, only to be punched in the gut, I am relieved that the jurors in Minneapolis held Derek Chauvin accountable for murdering George Floyd. They believed what they saw: Chauvin callously kneeling on George’s neck for more than nine minutes as his breath and his life were drained from him. I am relieved that this is grounds for a murder conviction in our country."

Child abuse prevention month April 2021

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and all month long, we’ll be providing tips and advice for parents and caregivers to help prevent and spot child abuse. Learn more through the blog series below.

RECOGNIZING BOUNDARY VIOLATIONS AND WARNING SIGNS

The safety and well-being of children in the care of Ys across the U.S. is, and always will be, our top priority. Learn more about child protection at the Y.

CHILD PROTECTION AT THE Y

Kids who have savings accounts are 6x more likely to go to college.

The YMCA and Goalsetter Team Up to Help Every Child Achieve Financial Literacy

The Y and Goalsetter have partnered to help every kid achieve financial freedom! The Y nurtures the potential in all kids and financial literacy is a key ingredient to meeting that potential.  

Intergenerational poverty adversely impacts communities of color but Goalsetter teaches kids about money in a fun way, so they can learn how to become financially successful.

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Open Letter from YMCA of the USA to President Biden and Vice President Harris

YMCA of the USA Board Chair Pamela Davies and President and CEO Kevin Washington penned an open letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris asking them to prioritize legislation that will help YMCAs continue to provide vital services to our communities.

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Recharge With Us From Home

Stretch, breathe and recharge along with us from your home with a video series from PMA-certified Pilates instructor, certified Breathwork facilitator and Clinical Qigong practitioner Tutu Mora.

Watch for a new video on YouTube every Monday and Friday at 3 pm CST and access the series playlist here.

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Sarah's Music Room

Sarah is a Chicago-based award winning songwriter, singer and musician. She loves music of all styles and uses the power of song to unite, inspire, comfort and teach children and families everywhere.

Join us in Sarah's Music Room.

Find Your Y

Search for the Y closest to you and visit their website to learn how to get involved today.

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