Posted on September 15th, 2017 in Plymouth Family YMCA

Adventure Guides build bonds and make memories

As a father of two girls, Jared Dykstra was looking to get involved in a program where he could spend time with his daughters Paige, age 7 and Casey, age 9. Adventure Guides is a YMCA program that lets parents and children participate in activities that set a foundation for positive, lifelong relationships. Dykstra was […]

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 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 […]

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 Posted on August 11th, 2017 in Healthy Living, Livonia Family YMCA

Top 5 Most Common Running Injuries

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Running is great exercise, however, it can cause repetitive strain on body parts and be a source of injury. Here are the top 5 most common running injuries, how they occur and the best ways to treat them. 1. Runner’s Knee Runner’s knee is an aching pain around or behind the kneecap. It’s also called […]

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 Posted on July 13th, 2017 in Healthy Living, Livonia Family YMCA

Could Physical Therapy Help You?

Muscle, bone and joint problems don’t discriminate–they can happen to anyone, at any age. Whether it’s a muscle strain caused by running, a torn ACL or back pain when you golf, physical therapy can help you get back to an active lifestyle. The YMCA is excited to have partnered with DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan […]

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 Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized

A Great Story

Here’s a fantastic story. Involves a collaboration with The Children’s Center and some hard work by our Detroit Swims program. Sort of why we do what we do….   Thanks Peter and Robin, thanks to the hard-working Board of the Boll YMCA and thanks Irfan for being my new hero. Everyday Heroes: Irfan

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 Posted on April 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’re Training the Future Leaders Here at the YMCA

  We recently took a contingent of future leaders from Detroit to the Youth in Government conference in Washington, D.C.  Our staff member, Kiylise Crutchfield blogged at the Skillman Foundation website about the experience. Check out our star, Da Vante Cole from Cody, a future leader of our country.  He’s front and center in the […]

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 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 […]

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