Y News

How to Choose an After-School Program

August 18, 2015

As the school year begins, it’s time to decide how your kids will spend their time before and after school. Fortunately, most communities offer plenty of healthy and fun activities that engage young minds and build new skills.  For families that need consistent and reliable care, before- and after-school programs are often a good solution. Finding the right one can help your children develop confidence, make new friends, and build a life-long love of learning. Use these tips to make the right choice for your family. 

Run to Remember 2015

July 23, 2015

Run to Remember 9-12-15

The Hernando County YMCA will host the 14th Annual Run To Remember 5K Run and 1-mile walk on Saturday, September 12. This event is free and open to all members of the community.

Run, Walk, Rally Against Bullying

Run, Walk, Rally Against Bullying

June 26, 2015

5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Dash

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.

Kids' Triathlon

June 22, 2015

Swim Bike and Run for Freedom

The Greater Palm Harbor YMCA hosts the 8th Annual Kids Triathlon “Swim, Bike, Run for Freedom” on Sunday, September 13.

This youth triathlon event is sponsored by The Heart & Vascular Institute of Florida. The opening ceremonies are dedicated to all those who served our country and especially to those heroes who perished on September 11, 2001.

Back to School

August 21, 2015

Quality Afterschool Programs are Key to Developing Youth

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out of school can have a positive effect on their success in school. Unfortunately, 19%[1]of children in Florida are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness advocacy organization. 

To help youth reach their full potential, the YMCA of the Suncoast is offering afterschool programming that supports social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. 

Grape Escape 2015

August 20, 2015

You are cordially invited to join us for our 13th Annual Grape Escape Garden Party and Wine Tasting event. Enjoy a magical evening under the stars as you sip on fine wines and specialty beers, dine on hors d'oeuvres from the area's finest restaurants while you bid on your favorite silent auction items. This event provides an opportunity to give back to an exceptional cause as you enjoy catching up with friends-both old and new!

August Member News

July 27, 2015

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.

YMCA Hosts Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast with Dr. Ben Carson

July 15, 2015

10th Anniversary of the Clearwater Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

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. 

Longtime Y Chief Operating Officer is Retiring

July 09, 2015

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.

July Member News

July 01, 2015

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.

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