Kylie Ryan is a courageous girl that participated in Girls on the Run during the Spring 2016 season. Kylie exemplified what it is to be a “Girl on the Run” over the summer as she raised $225 for the program by creating fun chalk drawings for her neighbors. “My mom suggested that I put my […]
“I have recently become involved at the Carls Family YMCA located in Milford and want to share something about my experience with you. I guard my time for charitable endeavors, devoting the vast majority of it to Rotary. That has certainly served me well, as I think it has drastically changed my life for the […]
By Sharon Peterson, Mission Resources Director at the Carls Family YMCA This past Thursday, 22 Veterans went to Lansing to take part in a special ceremony spearheaded by Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall. This event was a Welcome & Thank You Celebration for Michigan Vietnam Era Veterans and their families. There were people on […]
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 […]
By Sharon Peterson, Mission Resources Director at the Carls Family YMCA I would like to tell you about my friend Bert. Bert is 87 years old. I first met Bert when we opened our full facility, 13 years ago this May. He was a board member. The first campaign I ever worked on, Bert was […]
In some way or another, our lives have been touched by the three things that make the Y community so strong: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. By listening to each other's stories, we're able to catch a glimpse of all the hope, strength, and determination across southeast Michigan and how everyone's living the Y's values.
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Do you have a Y story that's changed your life? If so, pick up your camera—any camera: a digital device, smart phone, or tablet—send your video, share your story, and show us how the Y's helped benefit you and your community.
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