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Free swim lessons for kids at YMCA! Here’s the scoop.

A handful of NYC YMCA locations in all five boroughs are offering free swim lessons to children this spring. Read more…

YMCA’s Rowe Scholars Program enriches education at Port Richmond High School

There is an educational enrichment program on Staten Island that's really making a difference in the lives of young people. Since 2010, Port Richmond High School students have been offered the opportunity to participate in the Y Rowe Scholars Program, an elite enrichment program, funded by the YMCA of Greater New York. Read more…

Drug deactivation pouches: New weapon in war against drugs

The drug epidemic on Staten Island is at an all-time high, and local elected officials are constantly looking for a solution to the ongoing problem. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has donated 10,000 drug deactivation pouches, which will provide a safe and responsible means of disposing prescription medicine that is often abused and misused. The pouches will be distributed free through Delco Drugs and Specialty Pharmacy, located at 3833 Richmond Ave., as well as the YMCA's South Shore and North Shore locations. Read more…

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…

Spring break fun for Staten Island kids: Street games, trampolines, art camp

School's out for the week of April 6 and after a long, cold winter, the kids will be itching to get moving and out of the house. The Island culturals have come up with some pretty nifty things to do indoors and out -- for fun, creativity, learning -- but no tests. Both the Broadway and South Shore YMCA offer spring break camps. Read more…