Youth Development

Thank the Volunteers in Your Life

April 13, 2018

It's National Volunteer Week April 15-21

The YMCA of the Suncoast is encouraging community members to use National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018) to take a moment and thank the volunteers in their lives.

Could Healthy Habits Help Your Teenager?

April 12, 2018

Global Youth Service Day is April 20

Smart phones. Fast food. Social media. Innocent words on their own, but putting them together makes it easy to see why exercise, a balanced diet, and rewarding relationships are important for teens. Fortunately, there are strategies to help teens navigate today’s temptations and build life-long healthy habits. Here are few ways to get started.

Get Summer Strong at the YMCA

April 06, 2018

Join the YMCA of the Suncoast

Join the YMCA and get summer strong

Our quest is to make our community stronger, beginning with you. For a stronger you, a stronger community. For a better us. Use the code "Join-Online" and save as much as $100. 

17th Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo

17th Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo

February 20, 2018

The 17th Annual Kids' Fishing Rodeo will be held at Pier 60, on Clearwater Beach, Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. 

Get Out and About!

April 24, 2018

With beautiful weather abounding, it’s a wonderful time of year to be outside. Whether it’s a lovely sunset stroll or a sunny afternoon of tennis, the temperature is perfect for focusing on outdoor fun and fitness. Here are a few suggestions to get you exercising and enjoying the reasons we live in Florida.

Whole Kid Healthy

April 24, 2018

Five more ideas to find balance

Video games. Fast food. Social Media. Smart phones. Some of the mainstays of our modern life can make it tough to be a healthy, emotionally well-balanced kid. Are you looking for ways to boost your child’s mind, body, and spirit? Here are five ideas to help them find the right balance.

#GiveDayTampaBay is May 1

April 24, 2018

Help us give kids the #BestSummerEver

On Tuesday, May 1, Give Day Tampa Bay starts its 24-hour online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation. Donations are from midnight-to-midnight for local nonprofits like the YMCA of the Suncoast. They have made giving easy. All it takes is a couple of clicks on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Five Days of Action

April 12, 2018

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The YMCA of the Suncoast is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 16-20.  Leading up to Healthy Kids Day®--a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids--Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse.

US is Empowering

March 14, 2018

Donate to the YMCA of the Suncoast

The YMCA of the Suncoast launches its annual campaign on Thursday, March 1, to ensure that everyone from Largo to Lecanto has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Everything the Y does is in service of making us – as individuals and a community – better.

Healthy Bytes

March 07, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month

March is the time to celebrate healthy eating with National Nutrition month, and YMCA of the Suncoast is ready with ideas to help you improve nutrition and overall health. After all, regardless of whether you’re old or young, what you eat matters. Not only is good, nutritious food essential for fuel to make it through the day, it is the foundation for a healthy mind and body.

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