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Tux and Tens event set for June 17


Tux & Tens: Detroit Achievers Awards June 17, 2016 | 7:30 pm at the Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202 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 involvement in […]

Help us raise $100,000 for our cause


We’re so excited to announce that this year we’re a part of the Art Van Charity Challenge! It’s a fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture benefiting organizations supporting children, health and human services in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. It starts on May 18th at 12pm ET and a total of $300,000 will be […]

The Y brings fresh dinner ideas to families through Fresh Food Share program

Fresh Food Share at the North Oakland YMCA

“I first signed up for the Fresh Food Share box to be supportive of the program and ensure that it got off to a great start. Anyone that has walked through the lobby on the days the food is delivered can see that having a great start is not a problem. I have ordered the […]

Ask a Dietitian: Is it true that fresh fruits and vegetables are…

fresh fruits and vegetables

Written by Sarah Reinhardt, Registered Dietitian Q: “Is it true that fresh fruits and vegetables are healthiest for you? When is it okay to buy them frozen or canned?  A: It’s true that fresh fruits and vegetables can offer certain advantages: they may look more appealing, and are often ready-to-eat. But is it true that […]

The Livonia Family YMCA receives MS Champion Award

Livonia MS Award2

On March 5th The Livonia Family YMCA and Georgi Byrem-Ryktarsyk were honored to receive the MS Champion Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This award is presented to individuals or organizations that have had an extended history of impacting the lives of people with MS and their families through programs that improve their physical, […]

CrossFit improved my golf game

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By Pamela, a member of the North Oakland Family YMCA “I started doing CrossFit in the fall of 2010. I typically attend class on average 3 days a week with the exception of the summer months when I concentrate on golf. CrossFit has really helped my golf game. Prior to CrossFit, I was able to […]