Tag Archives: youth development

Go On A Family Adventure

Imagine a weekend where you can let your kids can go horseback riding, fly through the trees on a zip line, scale up a climbing tower and sing campfire songs. Now imagine doing this as an adventure with the whole … Continue reading

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Why We are Thankful

At the Y, we have a lot to be thankful for year-round, but Thanksgiving seems like the perfect time to recognize all of the reasons why.  Here are the top 5 reasons we are thankful this holiday season: 1.  Members: … Continue reading

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Bullying: Be Aware. Take a Role. Step Up.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a real problem that demands awareness and action. Responding to the cause, Houston’s A.D. Players, Holocaust Museum Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston are partnering to raise awareness and help prevent … Continue reading

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Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts Talks Childhood Obesity

Several times a year we profile a Houston celebrity and ask them to share their health and wellness tips. We recently had the opportunity to talk with former Houston Texans star and current The Amazing Race contestant Chester Pitts about … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: Rarely Discussed, Prevalent Issue

September is recognized as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Greater Houston would like for you to join us in the effort to make our children healthier. The numbers are staggering. More than 23 million children and teenagers … Continue reading

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Your Generosity Amazes Us

More than 71,000 Local Students Receive Free School Supplies As the first week of school for most Houston-area families wraps up, we are reminded of the amazing generosity of the communities we serve as we tally final results of YMCA … Continue reading

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Be a Proactive Parent this School Year

It’s time for children and parents to get ready for school. It is normal for both children and parents to be nervous about the new school year. The Houston Chronicle recently stopped by the Foster Family YMCA to interview day … Continue reading

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55,000 Students Need Your Help

Donate to YMCA Operation Backpack Today YMCA Operation Backpack has become more than just a back-to-school drive event; it has become a beacon of light for many Houston-area families. With the help of our partners ABC-13, H-E-B, KSBJ, Shoe Carnival … Continue reading

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