Posted on March 7th, 2017 in Social Responsibility, Uncategorized, Youth Development

Walking the Walk

This past year has been one for the records. We have made some structural changes that are presenting our staff with opportunities to do things in new and creative ways with fewer resources. Folks at the Y understand that “creative” in fact means “with less resources”. We continue to do great work for our communities […]

Read More...
 Posted on January 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Health and Wellness…2016

Basketball Weightlifting Do these create memories for you?  Is this the Y? Let me introduce you to some new programs: Blood Pressure Management  An evidence based program that may lower blood pressure and combines personalized support from a Healthy Heart Ambassador with nutritional education. Moving for Better Balance  The principles and movements of Tai Chi […]

Read More...
 Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Ethical, Professional, Consistent and Safe

Last week it was my honor to spend time with a former Chief Justice for the State of Michigan, Conrad Mallett. Justice Mallett spoke with high regard of the impact the YMCA had on his personal life while growing up in Detroit. He mentioned programming and in particular, how programming at the Y is special. […]

Read More...
 Posted on January 10th, 2017 in Metro Youth YMCA, Social Responsibility, Uncategorized, Y Arts

We Give Hope

As CEO, I’m often asked to provide an abridged statement on the impact of what we accomplish at the Y. Everyone wants the 30 minute “elevator speech”, tough to do when we do so much for so many.  So let’s talk about kids in Detroit and let’s talk 2016…. Through our Detroit Swims initiative, we taught […]

Read More...