The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At the Y, afterschool is more than a time of day. It is an opportunity to nuture children's development, so they can reach their full potential. From after school programming, to youth sports through to engaging teens and young adults in the world they are about to impact we provide a full range of options. Helping impart good habits that will last a lifetime, learn more in our August News.
The YMCA of the Suncoast strengthens the foundation of the communities we serve. In order to help make our community safer, we are offering child sexual abuse prevention training. This free online training is for any members of the community and organizations to ensure that everyone can help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse.
There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day.
For too many parents, safety in and around water is not on the list; and that's something we need to change.
Join the YMCA of the Suncoast on Tuesday, November 3, for the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, on Clearwater Beach from 7 to 9 a.m. This is the 10th Anniversary for the YMCA of the Suncoast to host this event, which brings together the community for the purpose of prayer and fellowship. Prayers begin at 7:30 a.m.
The summer months often bring opportunities for outdoor fun and exercise; they also bring increased risk for heat-related illnesses. These ailments occur when the body can’t cool itself quickly enough. Potential problems range from heat rash (prickly heat) to heat stroke. The good news is that you can enjoy activities outside and avoid dangerous situations by knowing the signs of heat-related illnesses.
After 35 years of service with the YMCA movement and the past 14 years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the YMCA of the Suncoast in Clearwater, Elizabeth “Liz” Dubuque will retire on July 15.
The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This time of year the Y provides literacy and enrichment opportunities through the Summer Learning Loss Prevention program. We encourage families to get active to stay healthy- find tips in this month's newsletter. Our July News shares more about helping youth hop the gap, active healthy families and building global leaders.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The YMCA of the Suncoast is taking a stand against bullying. The Greater Ridgecrest Y and the Pinellas School Age Program will host the 2nd Annual Run, Walk, Rally Against Bullying 5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Dash. Show your support and take your stand at the finish line. Start and Finish at the Y.
Community Programs Feed Low-Income Children over the Summer
When summer comes along, kids and teens have plenty to look forward to: pool time, sports camp, three months of freedom and no homework. But some low-income kids might actually be looking forward to their next meal.