When children and teens are out of school, many face challenges related to hunger, health, learning, water safety and safe spaces, which prevent them from reaching their full potential. Learn how the Y helps youth overcome these challenges -- "hop the gap" -- and achieve more all summer long. Learn more: http://www.hopthegap.org
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
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!