Y Stories

Fun & Safety Go Together at YFS

Volunteers and YMCA Youth & Family Services’ staff created a warm and welcoming environment at the Healthy Kids Day event inviting families to explore free healthy snacks, health information and fun activities. Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation’s Safe Kids activities focused on road safety, teaching kids and parents how to cross the street, bike safely and properly adjust car seats. Continue reading “Fun & Safety Go Together at YFS” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Mentoring by any other name….

The YMCA mentoring program has a new name: YMCA YouthLinks: Linking Youth to Caring Mentors.  Our mission remains unchanged: to provide court involved youth in Montgomery County with caring and consistent adult support.  At the Y, we strengthen our community through youth development, ensuring that our most vulnerable children receive our care and support. Continue reading “Mentoring by any other name….” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Spreading Holiday Cheer

More than twelve students and their mothers graduated in November from a five-week workshop sponsored by Linkages to Learning entitled, "Preventing Obesity and Diabetes". The workshop was designed and presented by Marlene Orantes of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP-University of Maryland). This comprehensive, after-school class taught mothers and children about nutrients, the value of exercise and how to cook easy and healthy meals together. Continue reading “Spreading Holiday Cheer” »

By Carson Henry, ago