Summer Day Camp is open while all YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Wellness Facilities are closed due to COVID-19. See COVID-19 updates...


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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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The Summer Grab n’ Go Meals for Week of July 12, 2020

July 6th, 2020

ymca-providing-free-grab-and-go-meals-for-children-and-youth-18-years-and-younger/\ We are excited to announce that the YMCA and a host of over dozen community partners have joined forces to provide summer meals for children today through August 29, 2020. Some sites will distribute meals through September 4, 2020. All meals are grab and go and ready to eat. Our meals include fresh fruits, […]

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Juneteenth: June 19, 2020

June 19th, 2020

On June 17, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued a proclamation making Juneteenth an official Michigan holiday. Today Friday, June 19, 2020 we recognize Juneteenth or June 19, 2020 as an emancipation celebration. Learn more here: Juneteenth has become a long-standing day of celebration, meant to honor African-American resilience and the end of slavery. In acknowledgment, […]

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Journey to Justice Continues

June 2nd, 2020

Pre: COVID our children gave us hope and today they give us even more.

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YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Reopens Childcare at the Farmington Family YMCA

May 21st, 2020

In an effort to support essential workers and all families returning to work the YMCA will be reopening our childcare program for ages 3-12 at the Farmington Family YMCA on Wednesday, May 27th. “We’re excited to be able to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for children while their families work”, said Sue Smith, […]

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Y Arts Virtual Exhibit: Sanda Cook

May 19th, 2020 Soulmates cannot lie what they feel.They just feel, they just love.And they are magnets to each other,loving and bringing light and graceto each other’s lives. Sanda Cook, 2020 Out of isolation comes togetherness. Out of darkness comes yet another reason to return to the light. Lovers in a dangerous time, under the same sky […]

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YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit to Close Two YMCA Branches

May 15th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, May 15, 2020 YMCA of Metropolitan The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is permanently closing two YMCA branches effective May 15, 2020: the Lakeshore Family YMCA and the Livonia Family YMCA. “As we navigate the COVID-19 international health crisis, we must reimagine how to best serve metropolitan Detroiters,” said Helene Weir, President […]

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COVID-19 Community Impact Report

May 7th, 2020

Our facilities may be closed but the mission carries on. Our YMCA is: Previous Next Distributing Food March-May we distributed 92,000 meals (breakfast & lunch) throughout Metropolitan Detroit at 20 locations. Thanks to partners, members and donors. Food Partners: Atlas Wholesale Foods, Garden Fresh, Gordon Food Service, LaGrasso Bros., and Unique Food Management. Full Site […]

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How you can help the Y help others during COVID-19

April 23rd, 2020

We are truly grateful to those who have reached out to ask how they can help the YMCA help others. There are three ways you can help the YMCA help others today:Advocate: Contact local and national government and urge them to support community service organizations like the YMCA. Donate: Contribute to the Y to Support […]

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The Improv Project Online

April 22nd, 2020 The Improv Project’s students, teaching artists, and special guests entertain you with improv games and teach key principles of improvisation. Powered by The Detroit Creativity Project and Y Arts.

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PBS Kids

April 22nd, 2020

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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!