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6 free events for kids: St. George Day, Whistlin’ Wolves and more

Staten Island YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with free community events, featuring activities such as Tae Kwon Do, basketball, swimming, arts & crafts, nutrition information and much more, to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. "We'll encourage kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long, and give families tips they can easily replicate at home. It's free and open to the community." said Anita Harvey, senior executive director of the Staten Island YMCA . Read more…

Start planning your child’s summer today

During the summer while school's out, kids are at greater risk for learning loss and weight gain unless they have a game plan that includes learning enrichment and physical activity. Summer camps are a great way to ensure children continue to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically, while learning skills that will serve them well in the coming school year and beyond. The Y offers multiple summer camp options for all ages and interests. Read more…

Greenpoint Y names volunteer of the year

The Greenpoint YMCA named Jana Flynn, of Jana Flynn Art & Design, and 18-year-old Williamsburg student Jason Carmona as Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year. The pair were honored with other volunteers from across the city during the YMCA of Greater New York Annual General Assembly and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the Grand Hyatt on March 25. Read more…

Classes: Kids Yoga + Awesome Lacrosse + Mandarin For Little Ones

The YMCA believes that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, therefore, they focus their program delivery to NYC children and teens so they cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and enhanced educational achievement. Kids Yoga at the Harlem YMCA is a special program designed to foster a calm and relaxing environment for kids. Read more…

Keeping up with the Cabinet: Engaging the next generation to play, learn, serve, and work in the gre

The department of Interior launched a 50 city initiative alongside cities, public land managers, and non-profit organizations like the YMCA, to engage young people in nature from city parks to national parks and all points in between. In each place, they were joined by local leaders, nonprofit partners, and YMCA executives to hold community service projects and announce a generous $5 million donation from the American Express Foundation. Read more…