Posted on July 10th, 2015 in Healthy Living, South Oakland Family YMCA, Youth Development

A real hero

By Lori Mabee, Senior Program Director, South Oakland Family YMCA I’m the sweeper for our Girls on the Run & STRIDE 5K, which means I’m the last person to finish the race, making sure everyone finishes safely. The program is about building character and confidence in young boys and girls over a period of 10 […]

 Posted on May 26th, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Press, Press Releases, YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, Youth Development

Press release: Camp Blue Sky offers camp for kids with special needs

May 26, 2015 – Summertime can present challenges for families looking to give children with special needs the same summer camp experience that other children might have. Fortunately, a special camp serving Southeast Michigan has set out to change that. In partnership with the YMCA, Camp Blue Sky offers summer day camp for individuals with […]

 Posted on February 28th, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Youth Development

How this Y employee is changing the game for kids with special needs

At a recent Pistons game, Mark Ralko, a personal trainer at the Birmingham Family YMCA, was recognized as a Detroit Pistons Game Changer for the incredible work he is doing in the community. Game Changers are the everyday people making a difference within their communities through service, leadership and volunteerism, and only a handful of […]

 Posted on January 3rd, 2014 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Boll Family YMCA, Carls Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Healthy Living, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Livonia Family YMCA, Macomb Family YMCA, North Oakland Family YMCA, Plymouth Family YMCA, Social Responsibility, South Oakland Family YMCA, Youth Development

Top 10 (+1) Reasons To Join The Y

Lots of people are brimming with excitement over newly made New Year’s Resolutions to get fit, lose weight, or try a new activity. And your local Metro Detroit YMCA branch is perfect for that, for a whole host of reasons beyond simply its pristine pools and modern workout equipment. Here’s a by-no-means comprehensive list. 1) […]