Why the YMCA

When the final school bells ring and summer break begins, thousands of children in our area are at risk of going hungry. As part of our commitment to keeping kids healthy, the Y...
There are two things you can count on Walter Rubia to do; take his blood pressure and work out at the YMCA. Both habits started years ago and at the recommendation of his doctor...
A message of hope and legacy were interwoven at the 2016 Clarence E. Lightner Y Achievers banquet held on May 12 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The special guest speaker was...
Endless days bursting with summer fun at the Y bring smiles to children’s faces.  Talk with children counting down the days until school lets out and they will tell you what they...
  • YMCA National Day of Prayer
It was a day of reflection, walks and service projects during the YMCA of the Triangle’s National Day of Prayer events held on May 5. Hundreds of people started the day with...
On June 6, the YMCA marks its 172nd anniversary. This global organization began with a simple but powerful idea to help people build healthier, happier lives.Today, the YMCA is...
As the school year comes to a close for traditional schools, students are preparing for end-of-grade testing.  Thanks to volunteers, a large percentage of the children in YMCA...
  • The Top Four Things Day Camp Counselors Want You to Know
We asked YMCA youth counselors what they want parents to know about YMCA Summer Day Camp. They all want your children to have fun. Here are four things they say will make that...
Thousands of children in YMCA After School programs are participating in April’s 5210 Y Healthy Hero Challenge. Children and their families are adopting healthy eating habits and...
Athletes eat to win. Can kids eat to learn? That's a common question, especially during end-of-grade tests and exams.The experts at WakeMed provided us with a healthy lesson plan...

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