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May
Every day in each of our YMCAs, community members enter our facilities seeking information and assistance in meeting a goal or desire, many for the first time. We have one chance to make a great first impression. A well-led cause-driven...

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May
May is Water Safety Month and the start of a season to be vigilant while kids in our care enjoy water sports and time with family and friends in and around water. Twenty-nine children die in North Carolina each year...

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May
A number of reports released recently at the federal and state levels show that lack of activity, poor diets and health inequities continue to plague our communities. Take a few minutes to review the following information and see what can...

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Apr
Head outdoors during Screen-Free Week Spring is the perfect time of year to get children involved with gardening projects at home and at school! For inspiration, check out some gardening-themed children’s books. The Growing Good Kids Book Awards, created by...

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Apr
The Tom A Finch Community YMCA in Thomasville, NC announced today that Billy Thomas Freeman will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 26, 2018. Freeman currently serves as Senior Associate Executive Director at the J. Smith Young...

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Mar
On top: YMCA of Greater Charlotte area CEO Todd Tibbits and Johnny Tillett with McGuireWoods Consulting talk with Rep. Richard Hudson. Next photo down: Johnny Tillett, Todd Tibbits, volunteer Richard Reid from Charlotte, Kimberly Cousineau, Michael DeVaul and Sarah Wolfe...

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Mar
Last month, 22 Y staff and volunteers across NC attended YMCA National Advocacy Days. The Y’s legislative priorities fared well in the recently enacted omnibus appropriations. Notably, the Y was successful in working with congressional leaders to include the Child...

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Mar
YMCAs are partners in supporting community health. To that end, WalMart is offering two opportunities for YMCAs to offer educational and support services to their staff and members: WalMart Pharmacies can offer vaccination clinics on-site at Y facilities and camp...

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Feb
YPN: An Indispensable Part of a YMCA Career The Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP) began transitioning in 2017 to a new leadership development network model that will maintain the familiar AYP chapter structure. This new model—the YMCA Professional Network (YPN)—officially...

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Feb
Reflecting on my time years ago working as a Program Director, I appreciated opportunities to learn from my peers across our state and region. I learned so much from round table discussions with those that were delivering programs similar to...