Featured on WDIV video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Keith Godley used to sit on the sidelines as his daughter learned to swim at the Boll Family YMCA. He was afraid of the water because he had never learned to swim. Now, the 50-year-old father is swimming three times per week, at least. He credits his love […]
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 […]
Posted by Meagan Scaringe 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.
Featured on WDIV video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Channel 4 visits the Y to learn about free swim lessons on Belle Isle for Detroit kids ages 8-13, as part of the Detroit Swims program. Lessons will kick off on June 20, 2015. The Y provides swim suits, caps, and goggles. Parents or guardians may register […]
By marketing on June 16th, 2015 via Twitter
Father’s Day is right around the corner! The very first Father’s Day celebration took place at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington, in 2010 when Sonora Smart Dodd, whose mother died when she was 16 years old, wanted a day to celebrate her special dad. Mother’s Day was already a day dedicated to moms, but Dodd […]
By Meagan Scaringe on June 15th, 2015 via Twitter
The Farmington Family YMCA celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Tuesday, May 12. Sponsored by Botsford Hospital, the event brought together key individuals in the community to reminisce about the Y’s past half century of service, as well as announce current and future initiatives. Laura Perlowski, the current Executive Director of the Farmington Y, explained that […]
Posted by Meagan Scaringe on June 10th, 2015 in Farmington Family YMCA.
Cassandra Spratling, a writer with the Detroit Free Press, tells readers how her swim lessons at the Boll Family YMCA in Downtown Detroit are guiding her down the path to becoming a proficient swimmer. Swim lessons at the Y are for individuals of all stages of lives, from babies to young adults to seniors! It’s never too early […]
Detroit faces its fair share of challenges. However, with great obstacles come opportunities to make a difference. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit has served our great city for 165 years, never wavering in our support and always working to strengthen the community. We are encouraged by two recent articles that shared views of the Motor City on the rise. In this New […]
Posted by Meagan Scaringe on June 3rd, 2015 in Social Responsibility.
Tuxedo & Tennis Shoes: Detroit Achievers Awards July 11, 2015 | 5:30 pm at the Boll Family YMCA theatre 1401 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226 Y Detroit Achievers are professionals who volunteer as role models for Detroit youth. Throughout the service year, Achievers demonstrate the benefits of hard work, service, professionalism, integrity, educational achievement and community […]
Posted by Meagan Scaringe on May 28th, 2015 in Metro Youth YMCA.