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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Another Afternoon with the Lightning

Three years ago, the Tampa Y partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chase to grow the game of hockey in Tampa Bay. From learning how to play ball hockey to trying their hand at ice hockey inside the Amalie Arena, Y afterschoolers and youth members have benefited greatly from the community hockey program.   …

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Live STRONG at the Y

Before she heard the words “You have cancer,” Lisa Browder was very active and healthy. But a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis in 2016 took quite the toll on her body. After four months of chemotherapy, Lisa says she gained 36 pounds and developed neuropathy in her hands and feet. “Everybody else gets cancer and…

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Play Like a Girl

The First Tee of Tampa Bay teaches kids more than golf. The girls in the program are working hard to reach their goals and breaking down barriers on their way.

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The Y Gave Me Strength & Energy

Louis Dill discovered Enhance®Fitness, a senior fitness and arthritis management program to improve endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. The program is offered at the following Tampa Y locations: Bob Sierra North Tampa, Campo, East Pasco, Plant City and South Tampa.

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Drowning Doubles in Hillsborough County

The Tampa Y is working with several agencies to expand the Safety Around Water program that teaches kids life-saving swim skills and lessons. Starting in March, the program will expand to over 30 Tampa Bay YMCA locations and will teach about 5,500 kids.

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Drowning Doubles in Hillsborough County

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