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Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Membership, My Y Story, North YMCA, Y Stories, Y Stories, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

The YMCA Brings Families Closer Together

The YMCA Brings Families Closer Together

Our family loves going to the YMCA! Being so far away from a military base, the YMCA has been a great place for us to not only exercise, but to spend time together having fun. From swimming in the amazing kid friendly pools, to challenging each other in air hockey, or even a basketball shoot off, our family always enjoys our time at the Y. My 4-year-old, Ryan, looks forward to his child care time so much that he keeps me on track to go in and exercise three days a week. He even calls it his “school time” because they always have great activities like crafts, coloring and learning their alphabet, numbers and shapes, and of course, outdoor fun time. The ladies in the North YMCA Child Care Center are absolutely wonderful. I’m so grateful that the YMCA provides such a safe, fun environment for my littlest man to participate in while I focus on my own health and fitness goals. My 7-year-old, Zachary, learned how to swim...

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Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Aquatics, Healthy Living, My Y Story, North YMCA, Social Responsibility, Y Stories, Y Stories, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development, Youth Investment |

My Y Story – Aziz Moltafet

My Y Story – Aziz Moltafet

  Emma Lazarus’s words are eternally engraved on a bronze plaque outside the Statue of Liberty. They read, “…Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” For Shah Perai Mohammed Osman and her four boys, that light began shining in July of 2012 and led them through America’s golden door and right into the Y. From Soviet occupation to Taliban oppression to an arranged marriage mirroring enslavement, Shah Perai Mohammed Osman and her boys needed something more than darkness. They needed something other than the vast wasteland that had become their home in Afghanistan. They needed hope, and after arriving to the United States, with the help of the YMCA, that is exactly what they got. Mimicking the famous words of Ms. Lazarus, the Y does not turn anyone away. Rather, the Y provides those who need it most with a safe place to learn, grow and thrive. It is with these welcoming and nurturing characteristics...

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Camp Reed, Cardio, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Strength, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Often times a person’s poor first impression can break a relationship before it even begins. Fortunately, this was not the case with Quintin Horseman and Seth Williams of the YMCA Youth Investment program.

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Aquatics, Camp Reed, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Keeping Kids on Track

Keeping Kids on Track

When school ends, many children from low-income families lose access to resources important for positive development such as nutritious meals, adult supervision and activities that keep them engaged mentally.

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