All over metro Detroit, local Ys are hard at work gathering candy and mapping out their haunted houses. Halloween at the Y is almost here! Halloween at the Y is safe fun for everyone. Join in on the free festivities at … Continue reading
…our very own Seth Amadei! Seth is known for many behind-the-scenes responsibilities for Y Arts Detroit, including overseeing operations of our Marlene Boll Theatre, curating exhibits for the lobby gallery at the Boll Y, and managing our community choir, the Deep … Continue reading
What started as a lesson for children at day camp turned out to be an eye-opener for Y camp counselors and staff, too. At the Boll Family YMCA Summer Day Camp, staffers Kimberly Duchene and Kelly Plocharczyk invented an activity … Continue reading
When you’re a child, few things are as exciting as a birthday party…and birthday presents. But Bo Hahn and Hassan Ezzeddine of Farmington Hills, who have known each other since babyhood, decided to dedicate their shared 10th birthday bash to … Continue reading
Quick action from the well-trained North Oakland Y staff is credited with saving the life of member George Thomas, who suffered a massive heart attack back in January after a workout. Those workouts, and the training of the Y staff, have allowed him to be restored to full functioning.
It’s a Y ethos that people treat each other well; living the mission of the YMCA is something people who work at the Y take to heart. So why do two branches keep squaring off against each other? Because it’s … Continue reading
Remember how exciting it was to get fresh new school supplies at the beginning of each year? The smell of a fresh pack of crayons, the satisfaction of writing with a perfectly sharp new pencil, or the potential of uncreased, … Continue reading
Y-Arts Detroit will be spotlighting the art of film starting this week through the end of the year. John Sauve, who serves on the board of Y-Arts, is curating the Man in The City Film Series at the Boll Family … Continue reading
The picturesque streets of downtown Plymouth were full of backpack-toting, green T-shirt-clad kid detectives on Friday. Day campers from the Plymouth Y made a circuit of the town to solve a mystery in a live-action Clue game. The activity was … Continue reading
Children and teens in Farmington and Farmington Hills will benefit from several grants awarded to the Farmington Family YMCA. Camp Riley and the Teen Camp/Counselor-in-Training programs can provide expanded programming and more scholarships thanks to several local foundations.