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28

Sep
The American Red Cross has a need for volunteers for the following areas within Mass Care to continue efforts to support families affected by Hurricane Florence. The need for personnel includes: Feeding. Ensures food safety and proper food service delivery...

28

Sep
The Centers for Disease Control awarded funding to North Carolina's Division of Public Health to support state and local work on physical activity and healthy eating for obesity prevention. A Request for Proposals will be released on October 15th to...

27

Sep
Did you know that October is International Walk to School Month? Each year, millions of teachers, students, parents, and community members across the world participate in this monthlong initiative to promote the health benefits of walking and highlight the importance...

05

Sep
Imagine all the knowledge possessed by the thousands of full- and part-time employees at YMCAs across the nation…think of all the problems that could be solved if these employees could connect and share ideas and solutions. The YMCA Professional Network...

04

Sep
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, obesity affects more than 18 percent of youth 2-19 years of age in the United States. This means that nearly 1 in 5 children and adolescents are categorized as obese and are...

01

Aug
Rep. Mark Walker visited the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA June 30th. He is pictured here talking with volunteers in the garden. August is a great time to invite your Congressional leaders and your state elected officials to visit outreach programs. Lawmakers, like...

31

Jul
Did you know that there are only 940 Saturdays between the day your child or grandchild is born, and the time he or she graduates high school? As a father of two daughters who are preparing to enter into their...

25

Jul
As parents prepare to send their children back to school this month, many will also be deciding where to send their children after the bell rings. According to the Afterschool Alliance, healthy eating and physical activity are important considerations among...

13

Jul
North Carolina Every Student Succeeds Act and Child Care Development Block Grant Updates The NC Alliance of YMCAs has been actively involved in supporting physical education requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the state level in coalition...

15

Jun
TWO NC YMCAs WIN NATIONAL TURNIP THE BEET AWARD Thirteen organizations were nominated by the Summer Nutrition Team at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for a...