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 […]
Featured on Local 4 video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Ilitich Charities donated $25,000 to the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit’s Swims program, which provides Detroit youth with free swimming lessons to address the fact that young people in under-served communities often do not learn critical water safety and swimming skills to keep them safe. This is the third year in a […]
A Lincoln Park teacher trains at the Downriver Family YMCA to prepare for boot camp, so she can accurately relay to her students what life like a recruit is like. Check out the story by WDIV! video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
Through a partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank, the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is hosting Cooking Matters, a six-week, hands-on cooking course that educates Detroit families how to get more food for their money and maximize nourishment from their food. Participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in delicious and healthy ways. The two-hour-per-week […]
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 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 people […]
See the original e-newsletter here Are you an alumni of YMCA Camp Nissokone who wants to stay connected to the camp experience forever? Or are you just a fan of what we do here at Nisso? Either way, we(‘d like to) welcome you to Nissokone! Below are six simple ways to stay connected to camp, […]
Today we recognized Ron Deneweth, of Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., as the recipient of the 2014 YMCA John C. Brooks Award. Ron is a committed member of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Board of Directors and actively tells the story of our Y to both encourage investment in our mission and to spread the […]
On Thursday, Jan. 15, Quicken Loans donated $5,670 to the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. The LIFE region of Quicken Loans, which consists of 103 mortgage bankers based out of downtown Detroit, entered a company-wide competition to reach a certain goal, and as a result of the team’s hard work, donated to a charity of their choice. The impact […]
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