Y Stories

Our Holiday Tradition

The holiday season is full of love and joy and kindness. Our favorite T.V. shows portray families and friends coming together and feasting on tasty treats while enjoying one another’s company. However, for some young people, the holidays are a time of stress and concern. The idealized depictions of family norms are not representative of their reality. In December, the Youth Links mentoring program brightened the holiday spirit for their youth mentees. (Full Story Sheet) Continue reading “Our Holiday Tradition” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Suicide is Preventable

Being a teenager is hard.  For some young people and their parents, getting through the teenage years can seem almost impossible. Imagine how much easier it would be if you had someone available to help you 24/7. *Anna was desperate for help after her daughter Lucy repeatedly cut herself, attempted suicide, and underwent numerous psychiatric hospitalizations.  (Full Story Sheet) Continue reading “Suicide is Preventable” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Events

Mom Prom 2018

A “Mom Prom” is the ultimate girls night out. Be celebrated, uplifted, and empowered through fun, fellowship, and networking. This is an exciting opportunity for women to share, talk , dance, and laugh. Join us Read more…

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

The Love of the Game

YOUTH SPORTS

YMCA REC-ZONE Spring 2017

In one of the most diverse counties in America, Montgomery County, MD (http://www.mymcmedia.org/four-of-the-10-most-diverse-cities-are-in-montgomery-county/ )- recreational sports often serve as a unifying factor for many immigrant populations.  Sports are a great draw for youth engagement in after-school programs, but at Albert Einstein High School, soccer is doing so much more. Continue reading “The Love of the Game” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Energizing our Future

GROUNDBREAKERS

CAQT Summer 2017

Answering the question, “What Did I Do on My Summer Vacation?” can be a source of embarrassment for low-income youth who’s families don’t have the resources to engage their kids in safe, holistic summer fun activities. Instead, summers are often spent ingesting a steady diet of reality TV shows, playing video games, and trying to avoid engaging in high-risk activities that beckon unsupervised teens. Enter the YMCA to help fill that void. Continue reading “Energizing our Future” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Local Kids Sweep Awards!!!

THINGAMAJIG

NORTHWEST PARK COMMUNITY CENTER Summer 2017

As technology continues to make rapid advances the demand for a skilled workforce in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is crucial.  Way a head of the game, Janice Williams, Senior Vice President of YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, recognized the need to encourage STEM learning 23 years ago when she launched Thingamajig. Continue reading “Local Kids Sweep Awards!!!” »

By Carson Henry, ago