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. […]

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 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 […]

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 Posted on November 17th, 2016 in News, Press, Y Arts

Y Arts Rockin’ Art Bash Featured in Detroit News

Y Arts, the arts and humanities branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, is hosting the Rockin’ Art Bash on Nov. 26. The benefit will include a screening of “Louder Than Love — The Grande Ballroom Story,” an Emmy-winning documentary produced by Detroit native Tony D’Annunzio. The film focuses on the 1960s Detroit rock scene […]

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

Sam Bernstein Law Firm Supports Detroit Swsims 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 […]

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 Posted on November 15th, 2016 in News, Press, Y Arts

Y Arts Rockin’ Art Bash Featured in Model D

louder than love

There’s lots of good reasons to attend a fundraiser for Y Arts, the arts and humanities branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Of course, it’s an opportunity to support an important arts organization. But if that’s not enough of an incentive, this year’s theme, “Y Arts’ Rockin’ Art Bash,” promises to be a thrill […]

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 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% […]

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