Above & Beyond

After dedicating much of his life toward giving back to the community, Jim Scott is the ideal recipient of a prestigious award from the Y. The Jarrett-Scott Ford General Manager received the Plant City Y’s 16th Annual Strong Leader Award last month for echoing the Y’s commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  …

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Making What Seems Impossible, Possible

A handful of the Tampa Y’s adaptive members got the thrill of a lifetime last month. Tampa’s indoor skydiving center, iFly, invited any member with physical, visual and/or intellectual impairment to experience its flights. “I never thought any of our guys would do this, let alone be successful,” shares New Tampa Y Adaptive Coordinator Kass…

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Saving More Lives

The YMCAs of greater Tampa Bay gathered at the South Tampa Y to kick off a new community program, Safety Around Water. The new grant will provide several sessions to teach water safety skills to over 5,500 families in 2019.

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Every Kid Needs a Friend

Summer camp counselors help develop campers like Elijah by being supportive and encouraging through daily activities. They often build strong friendships and help campers feel comfortable in new settings.

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Swim-A-Thon Makes a Splash

The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office hosted a swim-a-thon at the Central City Y in July to raise awareness for drowning prevention.

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Fighting Diabetes Together

The Tampa Y recently earned full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Y Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP).

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Teeing Off for the First Time

  As the new school year gets underway, tens of thousands of kids will swing a golf club for the very first time, thanks to The First Tee of Tampa Bay. The Tampa Y program will run the National Golf-In-Schools Program in every Hillsborough County public elementary school thanks to a $190,000 donation to complete…

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One in Five Kids Live in Poverty

  One in five children in the U.S. live in poverty and grow up with limited opportunities to be healthy. The numbers here in Tampa Bay are just as worrying where 30 percent of children are growing up in poverty. That’s according to the City Health Dashboard, a new local data resource from the Department…

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One in Five Kids Live in Poverty

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