Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Farmington Family YMCA, Youth Development

Bringing learning and summer fun together at Camp Riley

    In summer 2016, the Redic family came to the Farmington Family YMCA searching for summer programs for their children, Micha, Simone, and Braeden. Because each child experienced academic struggles, Camp Riley seemed like a good fit. Thanks to grants and community donations, Camp Riley helps kids from falling further behind by combatting learning […]

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 Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Boll Family YMCA, Carls Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Healthy Living, Livonia Family YMCA, Macomb Family YMCA, News, North Oakland Family YMCA, Press, Press Releases, Social Responsibility, South Oakland Family YMCA

News: YMCAs across metro Detroit hoping to set world record Thursday

Featured on Hometownlife.com On Thursday, June 18, YMCAs across Metropolitan Detroit will help set the Guinness World Record™ for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ in 24 Hours. Organized by a coalition of the nation’s water safety experts and training organizations called Team World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ (WLSL), the event aims to expose the importance of […]

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 Posted on June 10th, 2015 in Farmington Family YMCA

Farmington Family YMCA celebrates 50 years

The Farmington Family YMCA celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Tuesday, May 12. Sponsored by Botsford Hospital, the event brought together key individuals in the community to reminisce about the Y’s past half century of service, as well as announce current and future initiatives. Laura Perlowski, the current Executive Director of the Farmington Y, explained that […]

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 Posted on January 14th, 2015 in Farmington Family YMCA, Uncategorized

How the Y helped Desmond’s health

Des Davies, a 49-year-old resident of Farmington Hills, was tired of feeling uncomfortable in his own body. In October 2013, he decided he wanted to make a change. He joined the Farmington Family YMCA and, after four months of diet and exercise, Des lost close to 20 pounds. But he knew he could achieve more. […]

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 Posted on October 13th, 2014 in Birmingham Family YMCA, Boll Family YMCA, Carls Family YMCA, Downriver Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Livonia Family YMCA, Macomb Family YMCA, North Oakland Family YMCA, South Oakland Family YMCA, Youth Development

Why Halloween at the Y?

All over metro Detroit, local Ys are hard at work gathering candy and mapping out their haunted houses. Halloween at the Y is almost here! Halloween at the Y is safe fun for everyone. Join in on the free festivities at your local Y: Birmingham Family YMCA: October 24, 5-7 p.m. Boll Family YMCA: October 24, […]

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 Posted on May 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, South Oakland Family YMCA, Youth Development

Healthy Kids Day Brings Family Fun

If your local Y seemed even more busy than usual this weekend, there was a reason for that…all the YMCAs across the Metro Detroit Association celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26. The annual event is meant to draw attention to the importance of physical activity for children

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 Posted on March 21st, 2014 in Boll Family YMCA, Farmington Family YMCA, Lakeshore Family YMCA, Metro Youth YMCA, Social Responsibility

I-Rise Families Walk for Warmth

Families who participate in the I-Rise family empowerment program at the Boll, Farmington, Lakeshore and Downriver branches joined forces to raise money for families who are struggling. A team of 12 walkers participated in the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency’s annual “Walk for Warmth” at Ford Field. They raised more than $125 to help families pay their heating bills this winter.

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