Posted on March 7th, 2017 in Social Responsibility, Uncategorized, Youth Development

Walking the Walk

This past year has been one for the records. We have made some structural changes that are presenting our staff with opportunities to do things in new and creative ways with fewer resources. Folks at the Y understand that “creative” in fact means “with less resources”. We continue to do great work for our communities […]

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 Posted on January 10th, 2017 in Metro Youth YMCA, Social Responsibility, Uncategorized, Y Arts

We Give Hope

As CEO, I’m often asked to provide an abridged statement on the impact of what we accomplish at the Y. Everyone wants the 30 minute “elevator speech”, tough to do when we do so much for so many.  So let’s talk about kids in Detroit and let’s talk 2016…. Through our Detroit Swims initiative, we taught […]

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 Posted on November 16th, 2016 in Press, Press Releases, Social Responsibility, Youth Development

Sam Bernstein Law Firm Supports Detroit Swims Program for Second Year

a student in Detroit Swims

To support Detroit youth, The Sam Bernstein Law Firm has provided funding for a second year to the “Detroit Swims” program run by YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Support from The Sam Bernstein Law Firm is helping the YMCA reach its goal of teaching 1,500 children to swim each year that would not otherwise have the […]

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 Posted on November 3rd, 2016 in Healthy Living, Press, Social Responsibility, Youth Development

Y HEPA Team celebrates first year of positive outcomes

happy healthy snacking

It’s been about a year our HEPA team implemented the CATCH curriculum into Afterschool and Camp programs, and we have seen some great preliminary results! Our preliminary results show that: 74% of students showed improvement in nutrition or physical activity knowledge 71% of students reported improvement in physical activity, nutritional, or screen time habits 97% […]

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

Summer Camp Impact Report

summer camp impact photo

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 July 15th, 2016 in Social Responsibility

JCPenney partners with the Y to support afterschool programs

JCPenney and the Y

This back-to-school season JCPenney and the YMCA of the USA are partnering to help kids reach their potential by supporting afterschool and summer learning programs as part of the Y’s overall efforts to address the academic achievement gap in communities across the country. The Y’s Academic Achievement Initiative aims to support the cognitive, social-emotional and […]

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