Do you have a Y story that has changed your life? If a story about the Y has meaning for you and you’re willing to tell it, then we believe it’s worth hearing. Your story—whether it’s about you, the people you know, or an entire community—has the potential to motivate others with real-life tales of how the Y not only promises, but also delivers positive change.
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Featured on WDIV Channel 4 stops at Pattengill Elementary School in Berkley to talk to Natalie Smith, a participant of Girls on the Run, about how the program has inspired her to set some lofty goals.
Jeremy Shaba’s love of horses came at an early age. He says he caught “the horse bug” the first time he set foot in the barn at YMCA Camp Nissokone in Oscoda. “It became apparent how much I loved being at Nissokone and riding when I would find myself dreaming of my home away from […]
By Tina Iulianelli, supporter of Girls on the Run For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a knack for finding loose change. Not to be confused with leftover change from buying things throughout the day, but change left behind in a pay phone or vending machine or a penny on top of a […]
Written by Joy Mohammed, iCan Program Coordinator The iCan Achieve Program, a division of the Metro Youth YMCA (MY Y), works to build the entire student through effective experiential programming. Exposure is one of the most important tools MY Y and iCan utilizes. The iCan Achieve program, a flagship in MY Y programming, organizes various educational […]
By Joseph Wilson, father of Girls on the Run participant Girls on the Run and the YMCA hold a special place in my heart. Whether it was shooting baskets at my local Y as a kid, or watching my daughter, now 13, enjoy two seasons of Girls on the Run a few years ago, I […]
Featured in the Farmington Press By Sherri Kolade email@example.com FARMINGTON HILLS — It all started a little over half a century ago, when the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit decided to form a branch in Farmington Hills in 1965. Since then, thousands of families and youth have called the Farmington Family YMCA home, including longtime member […]
By Sharon Peterson, Mission Resources Director at the Carls Family YMCA I would like to tell you about my friend Bert. Bert is 87 years old. I first met Bert when we opened our full facility, 13 years ago this May. He was a board member. The first campaign I ever worked on, Bert was […]
We are thrilled to announce that Girls on the Run and STRIDE are serving more than 3,036 kids this season across Metropolitan Detroit! That’s a 30 percent increase over last year’s program participation, and a 200 percent increase over 2012. Additionally, Girls on the Run and STRIDE expanded to 43 new schools and 9 new […]
Our YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Board of Directors is comprised of passionate community leaders who are taking action to create change in Metropolitan Detroit. Every year, our Board sets a goal of contributions they will give to the Y’s Annual Campaign, which funds initiatives that build confidence in children, introduce teens to career and college […]
Featured in DBusiness The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit announced the election of new officers for a two-year term to its historic Board of Directors. James M. Nicholson, vice president, PVS Chemicals, Inc., has been elected as the 54th Chair of the Board in its 163 years of existence. Following two […]
Posted by Meagan Scaringe on March 31st, 2015 in News, Press.
Most of the bullying Michigan Teacher of the Year Melody Arabo endured did not happen until she was in middle school, which is why she was shocked when she, as an educator, saw some of her sweetest and brightest students acting as bullies in the third grade. It inspired her to author “Diary of a […]
In some way or another, our lives have been touched by the three things that make the Y community so strong: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. By listening to each other's stories, we're able to catch a glimpse of all the hope, strength, and determination across southeast Michigan and how everyone's living the Y's values.
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