Posted on September 22nd, 2016 in Social Responsibility, Youth Development

Summer Camp Impact Report

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Discovering potential every day At the Y we believe that every kid is full of potential just waiting to be unleashed! We also believe that summer camp is one of the greatest places to discover this. Here’s just a few of the reasons why: Personal Development – Camp helps kids physically, socially and emotionally. Exploration […]

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 Posted on November 13th, 2015 in Social Responsibility

#YimGivingTuesday

By Elizabeth King Social Responsibilty Manager of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit The holiday season is upon us and for many that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping, all in the name of giving of course. What you may be less familiar with is #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by the 92nd […]

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 Posted on August 16th, 2015 in Livonia Family YMCA, News, Press, Social Responsibility, Youth Development

News: Livonia YMCA gives kids place to go after summer school

Featured on Hometownlife.com With the help of funds donated by the Livonia Kids and Families Foundation, 65 children attended summer camp at the Livonia Family YMCA after summer school let out each day for four weeks, from July 6 to July 30. The Livonia Kids and Families Foundation provided $11,000 to kick off this program […]

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 Posted on July 1st, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Social Responsibility

More kids will go to summer camp thanks to the Birmingham Rotary!

On June 29, the Birmingham Rotary Club gave the Birmingham Family YMCA a gift of $2,500 toward the Annual Campaign, which will help send more kids to summer day camp this year. Our summer day camp program brings kids from all walks of life together so they can experience adventure, accomplishment and belonging while learning new skills and […]

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 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 […]

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 Posted on April 6th, 2015 in Carls Family YMCA, Uncategorized

A voice for those who have no voice

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 […]

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 Posted on November 25th, 2014 in Healthy Living, YMCA Camp Nissokone

How camp changed my life

Steenie Casadei, who attended sleep-away camp at Nissokone in 1997, writes a message to Piper, her lifelong friend from camp, as Piper’s son is planning to attend the same camp   I had originally decided to go to camp because I wanted to ride horses every day for two weeks straight. What ended up being […]

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