As a leading Charity Navigator 4-star charity dedicated to nurturing the potential of all children and teens, improving Tampa Bay’s health and well-being and giving back and supporting our neighbors, the Tampa YMCA relies on local media to help us connect community members with the support and resources they need to be healthier, more confident, connected and secure.

At the Tampa Y, strengthening the community is our cause. We’re a leading voice on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, with staff serving as subject-matter experts in each of these areas of focus. We’re always willing to serve as a professional expert in related news stories.

If you’re a member of the media exploring a story about one of our YMCAs or a related topic, looking for photography or video opportunities in one of our centers or searching for compelling story ideas, please contact Senior Communications Director Lalita Llerena at lalita.llerena@tampaymca.org or 813-224-9622 ext. 1240. We’d love to hear from you!

Latest News & Updates

Campo YMCA Focuses on Keeping All Ages Active & Engaged

General Wellness

The Campo Family YMCA is pleased to welcome Angela Fulgieri as its new Program Director of Senior Health and Well-Being. In this role, Angela will work with the community’s ever-expanding active older adult population, helping grow current offerings while also developing new and innovative senior programming.

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Motivational Mondays

General Wellness

1. Get Some Sleep You're never too old for a bedtime. Getting enough sleep is crucial for cognitive function that helps you to make healthy decisions throughout the day.

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Learning skills, developing character and making friends

General Wellness

At the heart of YMCA youth activities is learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few program environments are as special as summer day camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

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Five Ways to Be a Great Sports Parent

General Wellness

Think you are raising the next LeBron James or Michael Phelps? Probably not, but parents’ behavior can be a reason children stop wanting to play sports. Check out these five ways to be a great sports parent to keep your child happy and playing.  

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Yoga for Stress Resilience

General Wellness

Breathe, Stretch, Re-charge Join instructor Jenny Leung as she helps you use yoga as a therapeutic antidote to stress: slowing down, doing less, and open to receiving. The practice of restorative yoga allows the release of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion, tension and patterning, thus building resilience on all levels.

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Celebrate LatinX Heritage Month

Community Outreach

September 15 to October 15 celebrate LatinX Heritage Month with the YMCA. Join free events across Greater Seattle. National LatinX Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. It celebrates the culture and recognizes the contributions made by those whose ancestors came from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America and Spain.

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