The Y Serves Up New Program in Sulphur Springs

They say you learn something new every day. Well, that “something new” is tennis for sixteen Sulphur Springs YMCA campers at the Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School. They were introduced to tennis at no extra cost once every six weeks this summer.   Tampa YMCA Marketing Analyst Ryan Gelhaus and former Accounting Manager Roger Bigio…

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Achieving Greatness in the Classroom

Back-to-school often means “back to spending” for parents on the hunt for required school supplies for their kids. The items on the list can add up which can be daunting for families on a limited income.   The Tampa YMCA is here to help with the 21st Annual Backpack Outreach event in partnership with Emergency…

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Siblings Succeed in Special Swim Session

Tampa Y swim instructor Meghan Sadowski is working with two young siblings with special needs in a private lessons. The children are learning together and making progress in the “Be Water Smart from the Start” program, made possible by a partnership with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.

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Doctor’s Orders: Keep It Up

  Karen McKinney, 67, is not new to the Y but rejoined when she learned she had developed osteopenia – a precursor for osteoporosis, a bone disease where bones become weak and may break from a fall.   “My bone density went down to a negative 2.4 and that’s important because negative 2.5 and above…

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Please, Read to Me

  Reading shouldn’t stop when school is out. Without access to educational activities during the summer, children who are already behind in reading are at risk of falling further behind their peers. The Tampa Y works to prevent summer learning loss through various programs including YMCA READS! – a grant-funded reading intervention and mentoring program…

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Whole Family Benefits from Early Head Start

The Knighten parents have noticed significant physical, cognitive, social and emotional development in their two young children. The program also supports the parents, who help carve the way for the family to reach their full potential.

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Veggie Van Fights Food Insecurity

The Veggie Van increases access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables to people living in food deserts. The Bank of America donated $25,000 to the program in June.

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No Fears or Tears at First Mobile Swim Lesson

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