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Reflections on Charlottesville

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were a stark reminder of the chasm between our nation’s founding ideals and present-day reality for so many Americans. Safety and happiness are out of reach for an unacceptable number of people in our communities, and sadly, there are extremists who want to keep it that way. At the Y, we resolve to be light in this darkness. 

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August 16, 2017

Cookbook Author Crusades For Millions Of Kids Who Go Hungry In Summer

During the summer, six out of seven kids no longer have access to school meal programs, leaving children unsure of when they're going to get their next meal. Learn how the Y's Summer Food Program and Leanne Brown, author of "Good and Cheap," are working to change that. 

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August 04, 2017

Creative ways to teach children kindness: Painting lunchboxes and more

In a world where kindness is often overshadowed by bullying, teaching children to be thoughtful and kind isn’t easy. But parenting expert on behalf of JCPenney Meredith Sinclair is on TODAY with creative ideas, like refurbishing, packing and donating lunchboxes for families in need. (By TODAY with our sponsor JCPenney.)

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August 02, 2017

Today Show with shopping cart full of lunchboxes and kids decorating them.

Watch this deserving student get a surprise makeover on her dorm room

Eighteen-year-old Pacielly Morelo is the first person in her family to go to college. Now her hard work pays off with a surprise dorm makeover, thanks to JCPenney.

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July 13, 2017

Teen girl picking out bedsheets

North Y Selected for Welcome Center

The grand opening for the latest in a series of New American Welcome Centers at YMCAs across the country is set for June 20 at the North YMCA.

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June 02, 2017

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Help for Hungry Kids This Summer

Without school meals, some kids may not have enough food to eat. Here are two programs that can help in communities across the country.

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May 30, 2017

Kids eating healthy food sitting at a picnic table
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Even the youngest swimmers need safety training, and the YMCA is here to provide it

The YMCA, a longtime destination for childhood swimming lessons, is diving into new waters this year with a series of classes designed to teach pre-schoolers not just how to swim, but how to do so as safely as possible.

Opens in a new window WCPO TV, Cincinnati

May 24, 2017

Screenshot of WCPO News "Protecting Kids in School this Summer" story with image of kids sitting on the side of a pool while an adult instructor speaks to them.

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