Posted on July 1st, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Social Responsibility

More kids will go to summer camp thanks to the Birmingham Rotary!

On June 29, the Birmingham Rotary Club gave the Birmingham Family YMCA a gift of $2,500 toward the Annual Campaign, which will help send more kids to summer day camp this year. Our summer day camp program brings kids from all walks of life together so they can experience adventure, accomplishment and belonging while learning new skills and […]

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 Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Boll Family YMCA, Carls Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Healthy Living, Livonia Family YMCA, Macomb Family YMCA, News, North Oakland Family YMCA, Press, Press Releases, Social Responsibility, South Oakland Family YMCA

News: YMCAs across metro Detroit hoping to set world record Thursday

Featured on Hometownlife.com On Thursday, June 18, YMCAs across Metropolitan Detroit will help set the Guinness World Record™ for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ in 24 Hours. Organized by a coalition of the nation’s water safety experts and training organizations called Team World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ (WLSL), the event aims to expose the importance of […]

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 Posted on May 26th, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Press, Press Releases, YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, Youth Development

Press release: Camp Blue Sky offers camp for kids with special needs

May 26, 2015 – Summertime can present challenges for families looking to give children with special needs the same summer camp experience that other children might have. Fortunately, a special camp serving Southeast Michigan has set out to change that. In partnership with the YMCA, Camp Blue Sky offers summer day camp for individuals with […]

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 Posted on February 28th, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Youth Development

How this Y employee is changing the game for kids with special needs

At a recent Pistons game, Mark Ralko, a personal trainer at the Birmingham Family YMCA, was recognized as a Detroit Pistons Game Changer for the incredible work he is doing in the community. Game Changers are the everyday people making a difference within their communities through service, leadership and volunteerism, and only a handful of […]

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 Posted on February 18th, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Healthy Living

An inspiring story of healthy living

By Megan Carolin, Member of the Birmingham Family YMCA My weight loss journey began in June 2013. I was 311 pounds at 25 years old. I was experiencing headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations and general discomfort. My day-to-day life was fairly miserable. I was slow to move, often feeling run down and sick. Every day when […]

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 Posted on October 13th, 2014 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Boll Family YMCA, Carls Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Livonia Family YMCA, Macomb Family YMCA, North Oakland Family YMCA, South Oakland Family YMCA, Youth Development

Why Halloween at the Y?

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 your local Y: Birmingham Family YMCA: October 24, 5-7 p.m. Boll Family YMCA: October 24, […]

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 Posted on May 3rd, 2014 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Boll Family YMCA, Carls Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Healthy Living, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Livonia Family YMCA, Macomb Family YMCA, North Oakland Family YMCA, Plymouth Family YMCA, South Oakland Family YMCA, Youth Development

Healthy Kids Day Brings Family Fun

If your local Y seemed even more busy than usual this weekend, there was a reason for that…all the YMCAs across the Metro Detroit Association celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26. The annual event is meant to draw attention to the importance of physical activity for children

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 Posted on January 3rd, 2014 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Boll Family YMCA, Carls Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Healthy Living, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Livonia Family YMCA, Macomb Family YMCA, North Oakland Family YMCA, Plymouth Family YMCA, Social Responsibility, South Oakland Family YMCA, Youth Development

Top 10 (+1) Reasons To Join The Y

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 beyond simply its pristine pools and modern workout equipment. Here’s a by-no-means comprehensive list. 1) […]

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