Children in the Kindermusic class at the Downriver Y recently had a visit from two of the biggest celebrities in their world — Elmo and Cookie Monster.
The Farmington YMCA is kicking off the Annual Campaign Thursday with the Power of the Y breakfast, which shows the community how they change lives for the better every day. The Annual Campaign provides scholarships to people who otherwise couldn’t afford to participate in Y programs.
It;s hard to believe with all the snow and ice on the ground, but the spring seasons for Girls on the Run and STRIDE are heating up.
Every week, a group of special needs students from Detroit Public Schools comes to visit the Y. They splash in the pool, scale the climbing wall, and have an exercise class, but the learning they experience goes beyond fitness.
Members from the Livonia and Farmington Ys are hotly contesting the second edition of The Battle of Farmington Road this month, trying to rack up enough biking,, swimming and walking miles to allow Livonia to wrest back the trophy Farmington won during the first battle in December. And with all this working out, everyone wins.
It’s time to kick off the Annual Campaign, which ensures that everyone can afford to be a part of their local Y, and several branches are kicking off fundraising events to show their community exactly how powerful a Y membership can be.
Young people from the Plymouth YMCA’s Youth Volunteer Corps honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a service project. They teamed with Davenport University to assemble and distribute hygiene kits to homeless veterans at Michigan Veterans Association in Detroit.
One lucky kid from the YMCA will get to be a ball boy (or girl) for the Detroit Pistons on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, and around 50 more Y kids will be special guests at the game.
The Livonia Y is launching a theater program with a production of The Wizard Of Oz. Auditions are Tuesday and Thursday, and anyone who auditions will be given a role.
Lots of people are brimming with excitement over newly made New Year’s Resolutions to get fit, lose weight, or try a new activity. And your local Metro Detroit YMCA branch is perfect for that, for a whole host of reasons … Continue reading