Y News

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.

Keep Children Safe Around Water

May 15, 2015

Be Water Smart from the Start

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.

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

July 15, 2015

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.

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.

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.

Filling the Gap

June 22, 2015

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.

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.

6 Healthy Activities to Enjoy with Dad

6 Healthy Activities to Enjoy with Dad

June 12, 2015

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and Father’s Day is just around the corner. While many children will give a gift to dad on Father’s Day, families may also plan to spend time together. YMCA of the Suncoast honors dad with these ideas for healthy activities the whole family can enjoy.

World's Largest Swim Lesson

June 12, 2015

Be Water Smart from the Start

The "Be Water Smart from the Start" aquatic safety awareness campaign continues to grow with The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). On Thursday, June 18 at 10 a.m., the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA will participate with tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record™.
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