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A Five Year-Old Drowned Last Weekend.

He could have been your son or daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew, a cousin.  It could happen in your backyard pool, at the beach, in a bayou or creek, even in your own bathtub. According to multiple published media reports, … Continue reading

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Give mom the gift of health.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you have not decided how to best show mom that you care, the YMCA has an idea for you. Give mom the gift of health; buy her a YMCA Gift Card.  YMCA Gift … Continue reading

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Get a Jump on Summer with YMCA Healthy Kids Day: It’s FREE!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Child to Camp

Camp Makes Children More Resilient The following is an excerpt from an article by Michael Ungar, PhD, who says, “the best camps don’t provide cookie-cutter solutions to what kids need. Instead, great camps understand that the factors that make children … Continue reading

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Want to Know What it Feels Like to be Spiderman?

You can be a superhero while supporting a great cause. The Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA is hosting its first Annual Over The Edge event on March 23, 2013. The Four Seasons Hotel Houston is the setting for this unique, fundraising … Continue reading

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Now hiring! It’s fun to work at the Y-M-C-A!

Thanks to the Village People, we all know it’s fun to stay at the YMCA. But did you know it’s fun to work here too? Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives … Continue reading

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Why the Y? Don’t take Our Word for It.

Jonathan McElvy supports the YMCA because in many ways, it helped make him the man he is today.  McElvy is the publisher of The Leader newspaper serving The Greater Heights and North Houston.  In a recent editorial, he talks about … Continue reading

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A Happy Camper

I have never been a “camper.” Sure, I went to summer camp as a kid, but I don’t have deep, fond memories of my experience and never kept in touch with the friends I made and couldn’t tell you one … Continue reading

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On your mark, get set, go! Train with the Y for the Houston Kids Triathlon.

The YMCA Kids Triathlon Training Clinic is a free introductory program designed to train youth in the fundamentals of triathlons, so they can participate in the Houston Kids Triathlon on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the University of Houston- Main Campus. Wondering whether … Continue reading

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Houston’s Mayor Proclaims Health a Priority

Each month, we profile a Houston celebrity and ask them to share their health and wellness routine.  January’s spotlight is on the Honorable Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston. YMCA: What is your exercise routine? Mayor Parker: I do aerobics and … Continue reading

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