Military life means frequent relocation for Dauphne and her husband. They always seek out a Y in their new communities, which is where they find friendship and encouragement. Watch as Dauphne’s positive spirit leaves a mark on the staff and members of the YMCA in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.
More than 3,500 YMCA sites are currently providing healthy snacks, meals, learning enrichment and physical activities to youth struggling with hunger. Since 2011, the Y has served more than 50 million meals to children and teens so they have the fuel they need to reach their full potential.
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?
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