Posted on March 21st, 2014 in Boll Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Metro Youth YMCA, Social Responsibility

I-Rise Families Walk for Warmth

Families who participate in the I-Rise family empowerment program at the Boll, Farmington, Lakeshore and Downriver branches joined forces to raise money for families who are struggling. A team of 12 walkers participated in the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency’s annual “Walk for Warmth” at Ford Field. They raised more than $125 to help families pay their heating bills this winter.

 Posted on October 12th, 2013 in Boll Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Social Responsibility

Familes Plant Trees, Give Back

Thanks to a group of families from the I Rise-Family Empowerment Program, a Detroit neighborhood now has several new trees to enjoy, and the families themselves have the satisfaction of making the community a more pleasant place to be. The tree planting happened through a community service even with the Greening of Detroit.