Posted on October 20th, 2017 in Youth Development

Pistons Academy Basketball Leagues at the Y

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit will be hosting Pistons Academy Basketball Leagues. These leagues are sponsored by the Pistons Academy and are designed to strengthen and enhance basketball opportunities through the YMCA. Coaches and officials have been trained by the Pistons Academy and will lead the efforts in providing a safe, organized and rewarding basketball […]

 Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Farmington Family YMCA, Youth Development

Bringing learning and summer fun together at Camp Riley

    In summer 2016, the Redic family came to the Farmington Family YMCA searching for summer programs for their children, Micha, Simone, and Braeden. Because each child experienced academic struggles, Camp Riley seemed like a good fit. Thanks to grants and community donations, Camp Riley helps kids from falling further behind by combatting learning […]

 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 […]

 Posted on November 16th, 2016 in Press, Press Releases, Social Responsibility, Youth Development

Sam Bernstein Law Firm Supports Detroit Swims Program for Second Year

a student in Detroit Swims

To support Detroit youth, The Sam Bernstein Law Firm has provided funding for a second year to the “Detroit Swims” program run by YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Support from The Sam Bernstein Law Firm is helping the YMCA reach its goal of teaching 1,500 children to swim each year that would not otherwise have the […]

 Posted on November 3rd, 2016 in Healthy Living, Press, Social Responsibility, Youth Development

Y HEPA Team celebrates first year of positive outcomes

happy healthy snacking

It’s been about a year our HEPA team implemented the CATCH curriculum into Afterschool and Camp programs, and we have seen some great preliminary results! Our preliminary results show that: 74% of students showed improvement in nutrition or physical activity knowledge 71% of students reported improvement in physical activity, nutritional, or screen time habits 97% […]

 Posted on September 22nd, 2016 in Social Responsibility, Youth Development

Summer Camp Impact Report

summer camp impact photo

Discovering potential every day At the Y we believe that every kid is full of potential just waiting to be unleashed! We also believe that summer camp is one of the greatest places to discover this. Here’s just a few of the reasons why: Personal Development – Camp helps kids physically, socially and emotionally. Exploration […]