To the Lugo family, the Y is where their children improve their physical health, enjoy healthy snacks, develop social skills and is always learning about how else they can advance their overall health. Says George Garcia, Executive Director of High Point Branch YMCA, "It all about teaching and educating so that we pass it onto the next generation." This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.
Your story is what's important to us, and we're bringing it to life through video. In some way or another, your life has been touched by the three things that make the Y community so strong: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Now, we're asking you to capture what it is about the Y that means so much to you, your family, or friends. By listening to each other's stories, we hope to catch a glimpse of all the hope, strength, and determination across the country and how everyone's living the Y's values. Do you have a Y story that's changed your life? If so, send your videos to http://ymca.net/share-your-story and show us how the Y's helped benefit you and your community!
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
We have more than 130 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, and make lasting friendships and memories. Find a Y Camp: http://goo.gl/doMTr3