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Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Healthy Living, Membership, Social Responsibility, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development | 0 comments

Annual Campaign Celebration

Annual Campaign Celebration

Last night we hosted over 100 people at Hugo’s On the Hill to say thank you to all of our hardworking volunteers for working on the Annual Campaign. It was a night filled with friends, fun and food! YMCA of the Inland Northwest CEO Steve Tammaro gave a couple shout-outs to some of the best fundraisers including those that had the most donors, new donor money raised and overall money raised. Currently we are at 88% of our goal to help fund the most crucial programs for people in our community. To learn more about our Annual Campaign of if you would like to help us make our $500,000 goal, please...

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Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development |

History of the Y: Strengthening Communities for 172 Years

History of the Y: Strengthening Communities for 172 Years

  The Y is the organization that… …saw to and met the practical and spiritual needs of young men flocking to London during the Industrial Revolution. …has served the military and military families in every U.S. conflict since the Civil War. …inspired the formation of the U.S.O., Peace Corps and Father’s Day. …met immigrants coming off the boats at Ellis Island to offer services and support in making a new life. …began the first night school and English as a Second Language courses. …invented group swimming lessons, basketball, volleyball and racquetball, and gave them to the community. …provided quality and affordable child care when women began joining the workforce in droves. …began values education at a time of social unrest. A Historical Timeline: 1844 – George Williams joins with 11 friends to organize the first Young Men’s Christian Association in industrialized London. The Y offers Bible study and prayer to help keep young men off the streets. Dec. 29, 1851 – Sea captain and missionary Thomas Valentine Sullivan and...

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Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest |

Five Historical Reasons the Y Makes For a Better Us™

Five Historical Reasons the Y Makes For a Better Us™

On June 6, 2016 the YMCA marks more than 170 years, as more than a place, it is a movement that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Here are five past notable events and achievements that demonstrate the Y’s commitment to the communities it serves: 1. American Institutions: Celebrations such as Father’s Day, and organizations like the Peace Corps, all have their roots at the YMCA. 2. Camping Under the Stars: The oldest known summer camp, Camp Dudley, first opened in 1855 and countless numbers of boys and girls have since learned the skills and wonders of camping through the Y, developing critical skills and making memories along the way. 3. Inventing New Ways to Play: From James Naismith’s invention of basketball to instructors creating racquetball and what would eventually become volleyball, the Y has a rich tradition in activities that are played by millions of people around the globe. One Y staffer, Robert J. Roberts, is even credited with inventing...

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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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