Keeping Kids Safe

  Did you know 1 in 10 children in the U.S. will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday? Sadly, 90 percent of sexual abuse victims know their abuser. Studies show kids who experience adverse childhood experiences, like sexual abuse, are more likely to adopt risky behaviors like smoking and drug use, develop chronic health…

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Y Volunteers Serve as the Heart & Soul

  April is National Volunteer month – the perfect time to recognize the Tampa Y’s volunteers, the heart and soul of our organization. Without their hard work and dedication, we couldn’t do the work we do every day to help kids, families and communities thrive.   As one of the leading nonprofits and volunteer organizations…

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Fun Never Retires

Enhance®Fitness can help participants do more than improve strength to relieve arthritis pain. At the Plant City Y, Beryl Pope says the classes are fun and it’s a great environment because the group members encourage each other to keep going.

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When the Community Comes Together

The Tampa Y and Hillsborough County partnership is growing stronger with every senior, child and family served. Through the collaboration, the Y has already served 175 families with access to any Tampa Y facility and sent 186 kids to summer camp.

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Awaken Summer Imagination at the Y

Summer is fun for the whole family at the Tampa YMCA. With summer camp, family activities and events, you and your family can have an engaging, fun and healthy break. Here are some tips to prepare your children for summer.

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Life is a Journey

  Being a teenager can be overwhelming, especially if you’re growing up in an unstable environment. “Many teens assume their struggles are unique to them,” says Senior Program Director Wayne Johnson. “They see life in a vacuum.” Studies show the adolescent journey gets a little easier if given opportunities to stand up and take responsibility. That’s…

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A Camper’s Life Comes Full Circle

Andrew, who currently works as an engineer, remembers his days as a YMCA Camp Cristina camper very fondly. A couple years ago, he had the opportunity to become a board member and jumped at the chance to give back to the community through the program that gave so much to him.

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Feeding a Family, Nourishing a Community

After serving the community for nearly four years, the Y’s Veggie Van – A Mobile Market Place continues to better the lives of Tampa Bay area residents. Through the Veggie Van, the Tampa Y distributes fresh fruits and vegetables into targeted communities, which are labeled food deserts, across Hillsborough and East Pasco counties. A food…

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One Team, One Dream

The community came together on March 4 to witness ways the Y helps kids and families, promotes the community’s health and well-being and gives back to our neighbors in need. The Tampa Y honored U.S. Representative Kathy Castor and the work she has accomplished in our community.

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Healthier & Happier Together

A Tampa couple completed the Diabetes Prevention Program, a yearlong program, that includes a relaxed classroom setting with a trained lifestyle coach. The pair learned how to incorporate healthy eating, physical activity and behavior modification into their daily lives through the program at the Northwest Hillsborough Family Y.

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