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Protecting Children: One Day at a Time

Oct 26, 2020

Promoting Child Protection During COVID-19

The West Suburban YMCA is participating in the Five Days of Action, October 26-30, 2020. The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse.

Drive In To Fall

Oct 21, 2020

On October 17th, the West Suburban YMCA drove into fall with our first ever Double Feature: A Mission and a Movie fundraising event. The event provided an opportunity to update the community on the state of the Y after the cancellation of the 2019 Annual Meeting scheduled in May, as well as replaced the Annual Gala that typically takes place in early November.

West Suburban YMCA Annual Awards 2020

Oct 16, 2020

Every year, we have the honor and pleasure of celebrating staff and community award winners at our Annual Meeting. While the format was different this year, the sentiment remains the same. It is with overwhelming gratitude that we recognize the individuals below for their outstanding contributions to our Y and our mission.

5 Action Items to Help Prevent Bullying

Oct 13, 2020

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Together, we can make a difference if we all pitch in to stop bullying.   

5 Benefits of Summer Camp in 2020

Aug 13, 2020
The West Suburban YMCA has a long tradition of offering kids unforgettable summer day camp experiences at Camp Pikati and Camp Chickami. After several months of stay-at-home orders and virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Y felt strongly that a safe day camp program was essential for kids and families looking to return to some normalcy.
 

The Importance of Establishing Routine

Jul 28, 2020

During these uncertain times, many individuals and families have had a sudden loss of structure.  People are suddenly working from home, kids finished the school year virtually, regular activities have changed, and travel plans have stopped.  The social isolation and lack of a schedule can cause stress and anxiety. 

West Suburban YMCA Providing Free Meals for Children All Summer

Jul 13, 2020

The West Suburban YMCA, in partnership with the Metrowest YMCA, is participating in Summer Eats, Massachusetts’ summer food service program. The federally funded nutrition program provides free, healthy meals to all children ages 18 and under when school is not in session.

Update on Camp Frank A. Day 2020 Summer Camp Season

Stephan Lockney

May 23, 2020

Dear YMCA Camp Frank A. Day Campers and Families,

Mission Moment: Swimming Skills to the Rescue

Amanda Pierce

May 14, 2020

May is National Water Safety Month and with summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to remind parents why it is so important for their children to learn water safety. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children between the ages of 5 to 14. Even in the midst of a pandemic, parents and children must remember to be water aware!