Share your YMCA Story

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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YMCA honors longtime member and veteran

November 14th, 2019

On Veterans Day, Lakeshore Family YMCA hosted a ceremony to acknowledge and honor a longtime member with the National Defense Service medal. George Schulte, a longtime member of Lakeshore Family YMCA, served in the United States Airforce from 1958 to 1960 and was never recognized for his service. Lakeshore Family’s Wellness Coordinator, Mark Losinski, who […]

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YMCA provides for families with Fresh Baskets Program!

November 14th, 2019

“A lot of times I feel forgotten.  The best part about receiving this basket is being able to connect with someone and know that there are people looking out for me,” Elaine, a Detroit senior who received a bounty of fresh foods during the Healthy Living and Life Skills’ Annual Fresh Basket Program. Thanksgiving is […]

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Hadley’s Fitness Journey

November 14th, 2019

Hadley is one of our Personal Trainers at the Farmington Family YMCA. She started her weight loss journey about 10 years ago when she had reached about 300 pounds. Her doctor informed her that if she didn’t make any changes to her diet and lifestyle, she was going to die at a young age. Shortly […]

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YMCA is thankful for their members!

November 6th, 2019

Happy Member November! To show our appreciation to our amazing members and soon-to-be members, we have some great deals to share! Here is what every branch in our association is offering during the month of November: MEMBERS: Train with a friend! Get 3 personal training sessions for $99 if you bring a friend who is […]

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November 5th, 2019

On Sunday, November 17th nearly 800 youth from across Metro Detroit will step up to the starting line to celebrate their fall season with a 5K run. Girls on the Run creatively uses running to build self-confidence and teach crucial life skills to girls in grades third through eighth. Over the 10-week season, girls explore […]

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Halloween at the Y taking a healthy initiative

October 18th, 2019

Halloween at the Y (HAY) is a known and loved community celebration that has taken place at Metro Detroit’s 10 YMCA locations for many years. For the past three years, Metro Detroit Y’s have rolled out with Healthy Halloween at the Y which is unlike other events in the community, transforming the focus from candy […]

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23rd Annual Legacy Golf Classic

September 19th, 2019

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit has hosted its 23rd annual Legacy Golf Classic at world renowned Oakland Hills Country Club. Presenting sponsors and supporting golfers enjoyed a day of golfing along with raffles, a brunch buffet and a dinner buffet. As we have approached our 23rd year, more than $5 million has been raised by […]

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Raising Autism Awareness at the Safety and Fun Fair

August 26th, 2019

Over the weekend, Downriver Family YMCA hosted the Safety and Fun Fair in partnership with the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAOM) and MI Y Is Autism. The AAOM is staffed by autism professionals specializing in areas covering education, clinical, insurance, employment, legal and safety, and more. Parents, caregivers and educators can pose their own questions or learn […]

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YMCA offers free Preschool

August 22nd, 2019

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) at the YMCA is a nationally recognized tuition-free preschool for eligible children who will be 4 years of age by December 1st. The YMCA and Great Start Readiness Program brings together a unique combination of resources to ensure that children gain the skills and knowledge to successfully begin kindergarten. […]

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Bank of America Grants YMCA Achievers Career Pathways Program $25,000

June 18th, 2019

Thanks to the support of Bank of America, the YMCA’s Achievers Career Pathways Program can continue to deliver college preparation and workforce development training for youth from grades 9 to 12 in the Metro Detroit area. Our Achievers Career Pathways program provides a variety of youth development programs that helps put kids on a path […]

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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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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!