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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 […]

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GOTR and STRIDE Celebratory 5K 2019

May 20th, 2019

On a beautiful Sunday morning, young boys and girls were lacing up their shoes under the sun to get ready for the Girls on the Run/STRIDE 5K run. After training with their teams for weeks, they were ready to prove to themselves that they are capable of greatness. This program teaches our youth that there […]

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Youth Volunteer Corps Big Build Weekend

April 17th, 2019

Youth Volunteer Corps teens from Plymouth, Farmington, and Downriver YMCAs participated in a great weekend of community service at Camp Ohiyesa this weekend, and we wanted to share some photos from the project! This weekend project was made possible with support from YVC and the Sunderland Foundation through their Big Build Grant, that provides funds […]

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2018 Impact Report

April 2nd, 2019

The Y is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all. Every day, in metro Detroit the Y supports kids, adults,seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps communities and the “us” who live in them to thrive. We’re fortunate to have […]

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Lilly at camp

Julie’s Story

March 21st, 2019

My name is Julie and I’m a single mom with 2 kids. My son Jacob (12 years old) is emotionally impaired and has oppositional defiant disorder.  My daughter Lilly (9 years old) was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes on March 18, 2015. Fours years ago due to my financial situation, I applied for a YMCA […]

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YMCA Detroit mobile app now available

January 7th, 2019

We’re excited to announce the launch of our mobile fitness app for our members! Our YMCA Detroit app puts all the tools you need for a healthier lifestyle right in the palm of your hand. With our app, you can: Scan in to your branch using the app Find group exercise classes Set goals and […]

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Helene Weir

YMCA OF Metropolitan Detroit Names Helene Weir As New President & CEO

December 20th, 2018

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit has named Helene Weir as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2019. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors, following a three month search, Weir will succeed Scott Landry who will step down on January 31, 2019. In her new role, Weir will be responsible for building the […]

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Join us for Halloween at the Y

September 27th, 2018

Join us for a spooktacular night of fortune telling, not-so-scary stories, healthy treats, obstacle courses, haunted locker rooms, games, crafts and more! All the Halloween fun is centered around family togetherness and health-centered activities. Halloween at the Y is a great way for families who are new to the Y to get to know our […]

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Harvey

Harvey’s Story

September 13th, 2018

The Farmington Family YMCA would like to recognize one of our amazing members who has overcome tremendous challenges. Harvey joined the Farmington Family YMCA in January. He had recently spent the previous nine months in a rehab hospital overcoming some complications due to surgery. When he joined he had just started walking again with the […]

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the Redic family

Y Story Update: the Redic Family

August 9th, 2018

Over the years, the Redic family has become part of the family at the Farmington Family YMCA. Braeden, now 7; Simone, 10; and Micah, 12; have been coming to Camp Riley through at Farmington Family YMCA for years. One of Braeden and Micah’s favorite activities during the week is kickball, during Free Choice Monday. Though […]

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Ric Devore (left) and Scott Landry (right) cutting the ribbon to the new Y on the Fly van in Detroit.

Y on the Fly program featured in the Michigan Chronicle

August 3rd, 2018

Read the full article here. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit’s Y on the Fly program is a mobile YMCA that brings games, activities, and healthy meals to kids all over Metro Detroit. Learn more about Y on the Fly.

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DEMUARI’S STORY

June 21st, 2018

His first summer at camp, Demuari struggled greatly with his anger and with keeping his hands to himself. The staff and campers received very little warning as to what triggered his anger, making everyone a little bit on edge. At the very end of the summer, Demuari began to develop relationships with his counselors and […]

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Share Your Y Story

When we listen to and share 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.

Your Y. Your Camera. Your Story. Now, it's your turn.

Do you have a Y story that's changed your life? If so, pick up your camera—any camera: a digital device, smart phone, or tablet—send your video, share your story, and show us how the Y's helped benefit you and your community.

Contact us to share your story. You might just be our next featured storyteller for the Y!