It’s amazing what kids can accomplish when given an incentive. And when that incentive means they can help their fellow young people, do something they enjoy, and have a little fun with one of the adults in their lives? So … Continue reading
At participating Metro Detroit Dunkin’ Donuts stores tomorrow (May 21) you can get a delicious small iced coffee for 31 cents. And for each one sold, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate 31 cents to the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.
More than 30 talented playwrights submitted their work for a chance to be included in the inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival hosted by Y Arts. The five that made the cut will be presented Saturday at 3 p.m., with staged reading of each play and a talkback by the playwrights afterward. Admission is free.
Asked how the spring season of Girls On The Run has gone, council director Jackie Kippen says “it’s been incredible.” She was expecting about 1000 girls to participate, between sites at YMCA branches and at local schools; instead, more than … Continue reading
Peggy Johnson comes to Silver Sneakers class at the Boll Family YMCA twice a week, despite physical challenges many people would use as an excuse. The classes help her stay active and engaged, and in return she encourages others with her positive attitude and friendliness.
Sometimes an interaction can have wide-ranging impact, not only on the people involved but on the community around them. That was the case with Jeff Lambert, president and managing partner of Lambert, Edwards and Associates. The public relations firm recently … Continue reading
On Saturday the Y celebrates its commitment to healthy habits for children and families by hosting Healthy Kids Day. Branches will offer free food, exercise classes, and more for children and their parents.
Jamie Stec, a personal trainer at the Macomb YMCA, proved herself to be strong not just physically but emotionally as well when she faced a frightening breast cancer diagnosis last July, and didn’t let it stop her from working with clients or keeping up with her own exercise routine
The community of people that gather at a YMCA is often referred to as “YMCA family,” because being part of the Y is so much more than just belonging to a place to work out, go to camp, or learn … Continue reading
Happy Opening Day! Today’s festivities are just the start of the excitement for the Tigers Opening Weekend. On Sunday, kids from the Y Detroit Leadership Academy will join nearly 200 others to promote a healthy lifestyle for children at the Detroit Tigers’ Kids Opening Day. They will demonstrate exercises before the game and enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark.