Media Coverage


Telling Stories of Global Leadership: Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of the Global YMCA Network

With a presence in 119 countries around the world, the Y's global impact is far-reaching. Y-USA's Tom Valentine shares some highlights of this great work.

edCircuit

March 26, 2018


​The Promise and Power of Young People

March for Our Lives is youth development in action, with young people finding their voices, activating their beliefs and joining -- even driving -- the democratic process. Kevin Washington, President and CEO of YMCA of the USA, believes initiative and passion like this from young people should be celebrated.

YMCA.net

March 23, 2018


Ethan Hawke, Allyson Felix and Marcus Samuelsson Star in New Community-Focused Campaign

The Y is launching a new content series called “My Y Story” demonstrating the value of its various offerings to individuals and communities, featuring actor Ethan Hawke, Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.

AdWeek

February 15, 2018


How to Get Your Child Ready for the Swim Check at Camp

Swim tests may cause anxiety in some campers. The Washington Post talks to the Y and offers tips to help anxious kids succeed. 

Washington Post

February 06, 2018

Boy in red life jacket in pool with female adult who is teaching him to swim
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How the Y provides community for a teen struggling with homelessness

At age 17, Guillermo Hercules has already lived in more than 20 different places. But the Y gives him support and community, and he says that’s something than can benefit people of all ages. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones sat down with him and with Y spokesperson Jane Lynch. (By TODAY with our sponsor the Y)

Today Show

December 21, 2017

Actor Jane Lynch talking to 17 year old Guillermo Hercules


How Seniors Can Combat Isolation

As seniors combat feeling isolated, many are finding community at their local YMCAs. 

 

 

Chicago Tribune

December 14, 2017

Image of yoga class with several participants, with older woman in the foreground.


YMCA program aimed at reversing the 'summer slide' seems worthy of repeating and, hopefully, expanding

The Lancaster Family YMCA, with help from the national organization Building Educated Leaders for Life, may have found an answer to the so-called “summer slide.” 

Lancaster Online

December 02, 2017

Students from Lancaster's King and Carter & MacRae participated in the Lancaster Family YMCA's Power Scholars Academy


The Importance of National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Before you assume this is another made-up holiday created just to post an image on social media, think again. There are some major reasons why National Diabetes Awareness Month is important – 114 million reasons, to be exact. That’s because 114 million represents the number of Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes.

U.S. News & World Report

November 02, 2017

Close up of hands administering blood glucose test
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