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COVID-19 Update: Spring Break Camps Cancelled

At the YMCA, the health and well-being of our staff, members, program participants, and community is our utmost priority. As we navigate the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation together, we wanted to share an important update with you. Like many other organizations in our community right now, we find ourselves continually evaluating our available resources. […]

Summer Screen Time: How Much Is Too Much?

Summertime means more free time for youth. Without the school day to occupy them, many children and teens find themselves entertained by TV, websites and digital devices.  While these devices can be comforting on a rainy day or a necessary means of decompressing, many parents and caregivers may wonder: How is screen time affecting the health […]

4 Healthy Habits to Start Right Now

Learning how to eat right, manage a social life, get workouts done and work a full day seems impossible sometimes. It can be so tempting to attend every fancy event and happy hour, but it’s also important to take care of yourself. Let’s discuss some habits to set you up for success. 1: Get Good at Eating […]

Helping Men Make Health a Priority

Father’s Day provide an opportunity to honor the important men in our lives. One way we can do this is by supporting their efforts to make their health a priority. Celebrate National Men’s Health Week, June 13-19, by encouraging father, grandfathers, or other male role models to take a step each day to improve their […]

Three Ways Dad Influence a Child’s Development

There are an estimated 70.1 million fathers across the U.S. As we prepare to celebrate dads, it is also a key moment for understanding the lasting and powerful influence a father has in the life of his child. Here are three critical ways dads impact youth development: SOCIAL-EMOTIONALLY: Children with more involved fathers experience fewer behavioral […]

Three Ways Dad Influence a Child's Development

There are an estimated 70.1 million fathers across the U.S. As we prepare to celebrate dads, it is also a key moment for understanding the lasting and powerful influence a father has in the life of his child. Here are three critical ways dads impact youth development: SOCIAL-EMOTIONALLY: Children with more involved fathers experience fewer behavioral […]