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YMCA board of directors has approved our YMCA to move forward with opening a new YMCA Early Learning Center in Spicer

July 30, 2019

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May 10, 2019
We are excited to announce our YMCA board of directors has approved our YMCA to move forward with opening a new YMCA Early Learning Center in Spicer.

Innovative programming that meets the needs of the community continues to be a priority of the YMCA. The Y is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our communities health and well-being and giving back while supporting our neighbors. We have been listening to our community's needs and we are committed to bridging the gap in child care. Through local research, we found the need for Child Care in our communities left over 700 without care everyday. For our communities and businesses to thrive, that is unacceptable. By rallying community leaders, uniting neighbors and establishing trust across cultures, we will provide a safe haven built to meet the developmental needs of each child.  

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YMCA CEO, Jenny Holweger, Speaks of Child Care Shortage

Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA Kicks off Annual Y Partner’s Campaign

April 5, 2019
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA Annual Y Partner’s Campaign will kick off on Tuesday, April 9 at 12:15 pm at the YMCA.  Campaign Co-Chairs Joanna Schrupp and Mary Jo de Cathelineau will hold a press conference at 12:30 pm to introduce the campaign to the community and announce the 2019 goal.

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YMCA Day Camp Develops Youth's Potential

March 26, 2019
Summer Day Camp intentionally fosters achievement, relationships and belonging. Campers will meet new friends, learn new skills and connect with nature through meaningful outdoor experiences. Summer Day Camp activities allow children to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, and participate in field trips.

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YMCA offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course

March 26, 2019
Learn Skills! Protect Lives! 
The Lifeguard Course covers the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective lifeguard. Upon successful completion of all skills and written and water tests, a two year certification is issued. The CPR certification issued must be renewed annually.

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YMCA Offers gymnastics and Swimming lessons

March 26, 2019
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA will offer its April sessions for Gymanastics and Swimming Lessons April 2-25.  Registration is now open.  The programs focus on skill development, safety, sportmanship, character development and fun.  Everybody plays and everybody wins.  Y members receive program discount!

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YMCa Offers youth soccer program

March 12, 2019
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA will offer its NEW  Youth Soccer Season for kids ages 3 to 8th Grade.  The program focuses on skill development, rules of the game, sportmanship, character development and fun.  Everybody plays and everybody wins.  Nicholas McBeain, Program Director, states, “Our program encourages kids to play hard, to work with their teammates, to be good sports, and to enjoy the game.”

Volunteer coach applications are being accepted.  A coaches clinic will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 pm.  Those interetested in coaching may contact Nicholas McBeain at 320-222-9622 or at nicholasm@kandiymca.org.  Season begins April 6th! 

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NEw Year's Resolutions

December 26, 2018
2019, Rethink and Reframe Your New Year’s Resolutions!  Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution can be easy, sticking to them is hard. A YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions. Many (71 percent) tried, but stated that they fell short of their goals, while 40 percent confessed that gave up within the first few months, even weeks, of the New Year!  While there is no “right way” to keep a resolution, the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA, is encouraging community members to give their New Year’s resolutions a boost by:

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Holiday HEart HEalth

December 19, 2018

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New Membership and Programs

December 12, 2018
As 2019 approaches the YMCA is preparing for changes in its membership structure and new programming.  The new options will allow the Y to be more inclusive and serve a wider audience.  “We will be offering more options for kids, families and adults to engage within the YMCA,” said Joanna Schrupp, President and CEO Jenny Holweger. “The YMCA continues working to help communities, families and individuals make stronger connections to their YMCA.” 

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Before and After School Age Child Care Program

August 23, 2018
After School, The Y Helps Kids Reach Their Potential!
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YMCA Mission Impact 2011

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Just Call it the Y

October 12, 2010
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YMCA Military Outreach Program

April 7, 2009
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YMCA Healthy Kids Day is April 25th

(PDF) Awaken Summer Imagination Article

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