Posted on December 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Y – A Home Away From Home

At age 17, Guillermo Hercules has already lived in more than 20 different places. But the Y gives him support and community, and he says that’s something than can benefit people of all ages. USA Today is helping us share his story.

 Posted on October 20th, 2017 in Youth Development

Pistons Academy Basketball Leagues at the Y

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit will be hosting Pistons Academy Basketball Leagues. These leagues are sponsored by the Pistons Academy and are designed to strengthen and enhance basketball opportunities through the YMCA. Coaches and officials have been trained by the Pistons Academy and will lead the efforts in providing a safe, organized and rewarding basketball […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 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 […]