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For the Best of Your Life
Friendship and swimming keep 97-year-old Anderson man going strong
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Making A Difference
Anderson Township fifth-grader gives back to his YMCA after-school classmates
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Funday Sundays
YMCA and Interact for Health partner to open Y's to entire community for free family-friendly physical activities
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Your Opinion Counts
Gamble-Nippert YMCA looking for community input in designing road map for the future
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Challenge Yourself on New Year's Day
Campbell County YMCA ninth annual Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite Run/Walk on January 1, 2015
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It's Good To Belong
Community invited to free holiday senior social at Clippard Family YMCA on December 3, 2014
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My Y is Now Every Y
YMCA members can now access facilities across Ohio for free
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Inspiring People to Live Healthier
Free health and wellness expo on Fountain Square on Saturday, October 25 includes health screenings and a chance to meet former Bengals stars
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Delivering Lasting Impact
Deaconess Foundation awards YMCA $200,000 grant to expand diabetes prevention
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Fall Into Fun
YMCA Camp Ernst offering fall horseback riding opportunities for kids and adults
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Shaping Their Future
Annual kickoff for YMCA Achievers Program on Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Gardening for a Cause
Clippard YMCA garden supports community in several ways
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Healthy Foods, Healthy Kids
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati part of national effort to serve healthy meals and snacks throughout the school year, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation
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Inspiring Artists of Tomorrow
Carl H. Lindner YMCA Readers Theatre presents The Lion King
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Planting Seeds, Growing Lives
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati partners with church and community for garden tended by children
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Ignite A Passion For Nature
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati now offering Outdoor Adventure Clubs to urban teens
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Memories and Friendships Forever
Kids and counselors prepare to say goodbye after magical summer at camp
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It All Starts Here
YMCA swimmer competing in prestigious national championships this week
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Skills Beyond the Pool
Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA Tigersharks set individual and team records at nationals
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Cheer Each Other On
Mermaids and mermen are active at the Clermont Family YMCA
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Try Something New
Free synchronized swimming sessions offered at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
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Born To Move
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offering exciting new program to get kids moving
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Feel Healthier, Be Stronger
White Oak woman credits exercise for helping her survive serious surgeries
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Dreams Can Come True
Special day at Reds game for YMCA coach and camper
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Commit And Accomplish
Record turnout for Campbell County YMCA annual Firecracker 5K and Kids Fun Run
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Try New Things
Clermont Family YMCA partners with Clermont County Park District for free summer fitness opportunities, for people and pets
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Blast Into the July Fourth Holiday
Calling all runners for the annual YMCA Firecracker 5K and Kids Fun Run!
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Healthy Food and Fun For Kids
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati joins national effort to serve five million meals to 150,000 kids and teens, in partnership with the Wal-Mart Foundation
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Full Bellies = Full Potential
Clermont Family YMCA needs community help to fight childhood hunger
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Finding Art in Unexpected Places
Central Parkway YMCA chosen as a Bodies in Urban Space site
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Strengthening Community Together
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati receives gift from Jersey Mike's Subs to help community
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Swim Lessons Save Lives
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati invites you to be a Guinness World Record Holder
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Honoring Fathers: A Longtime YMCA Tradition
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati honors all dads and male role models with free visit
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United For Veterans
Free Veterans' Fair at Clermont YMCA provides assistance to new or longtime vets
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Say Hello To Summer
YMCA invites you to free dance party on Fountain Square on Thursday at noon
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Achieve More
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati trainer aspires to be national American Ninja Warrior
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Summer Safety and Fun
Local emergency responders join the YMCA encouraging summer safety
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Celebrate Synchro De Mayo
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offering free synchronized swim clinic on May 29
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Friendship, Fitness and Fun
R.C. Durr YMCA in Burlington celebrates 10 years of community service
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Success Starts Here
YMCA preschool graduation inspires children to think big. Learn More


Make A Move Toward Better Health
Clippard Family YMCA free senior health fair features local sports celebrity Rocky Boiman. Learn More


Healthy Strides
North College Hill Y member refuses to let MS slow her down. Learn More


Serving Communities
YMCA re-opening Kenton County Pool on June 2, 2014. Learn More


Working Together as One
YMCA Synchrogators Swim Team announces spring Show of Champions on June 8. Learn More


Nuturing Their Potential
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati announces 2014 SPLASH Award winners. Learn More


Free Family Fitness Fun
YMCA and Great Parks of Hamilton County offering free summer fitness classes. Learn More


Celebrating Mom
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati honors moms with free visit and handmade flowers. Learn More


Join Our Summer Team
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati now hiring lifeguards for summer swim season. Learn More


Healthier Kids, Brighter Futures
Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at YMCA of Greater Cincinnati facilities. Learn More


Join In The Fun
900 children attend first YMCA of Greater Cincinnati underwater egg hunt. Learn More


Making Progress, One Stroke at a Time
Calling all adult swimmers...Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA is offering a Masters Swim program. Learn More


Get In The Game
Enjoy breakfast with Reds Hall of Fame inductee Joe Morgan on April 30. Learn More


Free Weekend Workouts in Washington Park
Y's Free Weekend Workout program starts again in Downtown Cincinnati. Learn More


American Diabetes Association Alert Day
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati providing free diabetes screenings. Learn More


Building For Your Future
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Teen Achievers offer April college excursion. Learn More

Fitness For Fun
Central Parkway YMCA to host annual FitFest on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Learn More


Get In The Game
Cincinnati Bengals' Marvin Jones is a strong believer in giving back to his community. Learn More

Your Summer Fun Headquarters
YMCA Summer Camp Registration now open. Learn More


Fitness Fun For All
Join the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati for Fit Tuesday Mardi Gras Fun on Tuesday, March 4. Learn More


Free Affordable Care Act Information Sessions
YMCA partnering with Humana to offer information sessions about the Affordable Care Act. Learn More


Kids Night Out, Parents Night Off
YMCA Camp Ernst offers Kids Night Out events in February, March, and May. Learn More


Healthier Kids, Brighter Futures
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati receives grant to promote healthy lifestyles for kids. Learn More

Reaching Higher
M.E. Lyons YMCA swimmers shine in Nashville regional competition. Learn More

Share Your Voice
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati invites you to share your dreams for the future. Learn More


Winter Family Fitness and Fun
Free Family Fun at YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Saturday Sampler on January 18, 2014. Learn More


Commit and Accomplish
Setting realistic goals is the key to keeping New Year's resolutions. Learn More


Treasured Memories
Longtime Camp Ernst stable manager riding off into retirement. Learn More


Helping Hands, Happy Hearts
M.E. Lyons YMCA gives back to community through holiday outreach.\ Learn More


Nurturing Their Potential
YMCA swimmers taking the plunge into college athletics. Learn More


Start The New Year On The Right Foot
Campbell County YMCA annual Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite Run/Walk on New Year’s Day. Learn More


Mission In Action
YMCA partnering with Veteran Kinnection for free Veterans Talk series in 2014.Learn More


The Gift Of Camp
Put a week of YMCA Camp Ernst fun under the tree. Learn More


Developing Strong Swimmers
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati swimmer signs to swim at Yale. Learn More


Make a Difference This Holiday Season
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches accepting donations for Toys for Tots campaign.
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Making Healthy Choices
One in three Americans has prediabetes, but most don't realize they are at risk.
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A Smile Says It All
M.E. Lyons YMCA holds annual developmental disabilities costume dance.
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Giving Back
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati swim teams volunteer for Make A Difference Day.
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Cool Camp Fun
YMCA Camp Ernst invites you to Lumberjack and Winter Wonderland weekends.
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Paying Tribute to Those Who Serve
YMCA invites community to leave messages of support on Wall of Heroes.
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Transcending Generations
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati children send special messages to area veterans.
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Developing Cause-Driven Leaders
Jacob Brooks named new executive director at R.C. Durr YMCA in Burlington.
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Discover Your Passion
Hip hop/classical violinist Damien Escobar performing at YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Salute Gala on November 1. Learn More


Fall For Healthy Family Fun
Local YMCAs in Cincinnati to host Free Family Fall Festivals in October.
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Developing Strong Leaders
YMCA Of Greater Cincinnati’s Kathy Lehr named 2013 Second Act Honoree by Business Courier.
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Learn, Grow, Swim
So you think you can synch? YMCA synchronized swimmers plan two October shows.
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Nurturing Potential
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati joins national effort to serve 3.5 million healthy meals and
snacks throughout the school year, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation.
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Helping Hands, Happy Hearts
Blue Ash YMCA thanks local Boy Scouts for service projects.
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Inspiring Girls to be Healthy and Confident
R.C. Durr YMCA invites fourth and fifth graders to participate in Girls on the Run program. 
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Strengthening Community
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati announces Legend Award winners.
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We Invite You to Join Us
Free Community Day Celebration at Melrose YMCA on Saturday, September 21.
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Leadership Through Friendship
Youth Mayor of Cincinnati makes Ohio history at YMCA conference.
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Get a Taste of Camp at S'more Fest
Family fun at YMCA Camp Ernst annual festival and fundraiser on August 25, 2013.
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Summer of Fun and Adventure
The circus comes to town for YMCA Summer Camp kids. Learn More


Learning to Live Healthy
R.C. Durr YMCA preschoolers learn valuable life lessons in the garden.
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Let's Work Together
Myrita Craig named YMCA of Greater Cincinnati chief operating officer.
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Where Happy Campers Have Fun
YMCA Camp Ernst pool slide dedicated in memory of Kenton County man.
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Reaching New Heights
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati gymnast wins college scholarship at national competition.
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Where Nature Inspires
YMCA's Camp Ernst takes on an international appeal this summer.
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Having Fun, Getting Fit
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati brings free boot camp to Washington Park on Saturday. 
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Come Share the Fun
Fort Thomas Independence Day Parade and Firecracker 5K Run on July 4th. Learn More

Celebrating Outstanding Achievers
YMCA Adult Achiever receives national young leaders award. Learn More

Big Splash at Camp Ernst
Spacious new pool welcomes visitors to YMCA Camp Ernst in Burlington, KY. Learn More

Celebrating and Supporting Fathers
Father's Day began at the YMCA, where strong bonds are forged every day. Learn More

Our River, Our Future
YMCA Black and Latino Achievers learn about exciting careers involving H20. Learn More

Supporting Communities
Kathy Lozano named YMCA of Greater Cincinnati district vice president. Learn More

It's the Season for Outdoor Fun and Fitness
Free Kids Mountain Bike Race sponsored by the YMCA at Tower Park in Ft. Thomas.
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Empowering Youth
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati teens learn life lessons from McDonalds franchise owner Judson Pickard. Learn More

Living Healthier
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati partners with 3CDC for free summer workout series in Washington Park. Learn More

Committed to Our Community
Karyl Cunningham named YMCA of Greater Cincinnati director of Black and Latino Achievers. Learn More

Benefitting Our Community
Simon Bradley named YMCA of Greater Cincinnati vice president of youth development. 
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Changing Lives for the Better
Paula Sherman named YMCA of Greater Cincinnati City Core Executive Director.
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A Healthy Step Forward
Support YMCA Camp Ernst during Whole Foods Day of Giving on May 22, 2013.  
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Teens Giving Back in Our Community
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Youth in City Government program raises funds for LightHouse Youth Services. Learn More

Strengthening Community Together
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati receives gift from Jersey Mike's to help community. 
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Strengthening Communities
Ys Youth in Government program helps shape our leaders of tomorrow. Learn More

Swim Safety For All
Free Splash Week focuses on helping kids be safe in and around water. Learn More

Jump Start Family Fitness
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers free events on April 27 to exercise minds and bodies.
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Fun for Them, Peace of Mind for You
What would you do with a free week of vacation? Learn More

Celebrate Giving By Sharing Your Story
Campbell County YMCA to host kick off event on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Learn More

It All Starts Here
History hike through Camp Ernst on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Learn More

Giving Back
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati partners with Jersey Mike's for Make A Difference Month in March. Read More

Cycle For A Cause
Blue Ash YMCA to hold indoor cycling fundraiser. Read More

Growing Leaders
YMCA Camp Ernst looking for teens for summer Crew leadership program. Read More

Memories in the Making
Sign up for YMCA of Greater Cincinnati summer camp. Read More

Play Your Way to Better Health
Central Parkway YMCA to host annual FitFest on March 7, 2013. Read More

Fitness Fun
Fit Tuesday at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers free group exercise classes. Read More

Where Nature Inspires
YMCA Camp Ernst counselors awarded scholarships for leadership excellence. Read More

Join the Cause
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati lifeguard takes the plunge to help those who need it most.
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Amazing Learning Experiences
Autism programs now offered at two YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches. Read More

Resolve to Refresh and Recharge in 2013
Colerain Township woman recommends taking it one pound at a time. Read More

Building for our Future
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati names three new members to Board of Directors. Read More

Free College Prep Assistance
Two Cincinnati events planned to help teens and parents prepare for college. Read More


Where Fun Starts and Learning Never Ends
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers high quality child development programs designed to nurture and inspire. Read More


Challenge Yourself on New Year's Day
Campbell County YMCA seventh annual Al Salvato Frostbite Run/Walk on January 1.
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Build Something Good Today
Eagle Scout project provides children with safe place to play at Clermont Family YMCA. 
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Good Times Great Friends
Free Christmas Senior Social at Clippard Family YMCA on December 12.  Read More

Giving Helping Others This Holiday Season
Northern Kentucky girl and her YMCA swim team hope to make holidays brighter for all children. Read More

Giving People Opportunities and Resources to Thrive
Mermaids hold holiday auction to help send kids to YMCA summer camps. Read More


Achieving Goals Together
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati partners with the Walmart Foundation to address child hunger through afterschool programs. Read More

Time to Thrive
Maria Dongo named YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Teen Achiever of the Year. Read More


Be Part of Something Bigger
Corey Clark of Independence Named YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Adult Achiever of the Year. Read More


Let's Do Lunch Together
Y at Duck Creek to Hold Free Community Networking Luncheon on November 14.
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Educate, Nurture, Transform
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Suits for Success program builds teen confidence and self-esteem. Read More

A Smile Says It All
Children in YMCA of Greater Cincinnati afterschool programs enjoy pumpkin painting at P&G. Read More

Delivering Lasting and Personal Change  
Free opportunity to to check out Melrose YMCA BLAST Program. Read More

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and The Christ Hospital Health Network Form New Partnership  
Collaboration designed to help build communities where citizens lead healthier lifestyles. Read More

Growing Student Leaders
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Youth in City Government program sparks civic engagement. Read More

Fitness Fun for the Kids
Families invited to free afternoon fun at the Cincinnati Zoo on October 18. Read More

It's Never Too Early to Start Planning for College or a Career 
The Y invites students to KnowHow2Go Rally on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Read More

Amazing Learning Experiences
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati holding free community forum on African presence in Mexico. Read More

What Happens When You Mix Swimming, Music, and Dance? 
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati synchronized swim team sets community exhibitions for October 13 and 14.  Read More

Saddle Up and Enjoy Fall Ride at Camp Ernst 
Charity Horse Ride at YMCA Camp Ernst on October 13 to benefit camper scholarships. Read More

Be a Happy Camper this Fall
Explore endless possibilities at two YMCA Camp Ernst Lumberjack Weekends. Read More

Cruisin' for a Cause at Northgate Mall
Clippard Family YMCA sponsors October 20 Classic Custom Car and Bike Show. Read More

Free Family Fun Day to Raise Awareness about Healthy Living
Community leaders will also be honored at September 29 event. Read More

YMCA of the USA Selects Greater Cincinnati Ys CincyAfterschool as National Signature Program Model
Local students enrolled show double-digit increase in math and reading scores. Read More

Fall into Free Family Fun at YMCA Camp Ernst
Camp celebrates ninth annual Great Outdoor Weekend on Saturday, September 22.
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Create Memories and Reconnect with Your Family
YMCA Camp Ernst Offers Family Camp on Labor Day Weekend
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Take your Gym Shoes to Lunch on September 12
Join the Greater Cincinnati YMCA at Health and Fitness Day on Fountain Square.
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YMCA Keeps Youth Minds Active
Children in YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Afterschool Programs Perform Beauty and the Beast 
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Free College and Career Readiness Program sponsored by YMCA Black & Latino Achievers Program
Program kick-off and registration begins Saturday, August 25 at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Read More

YMCA Camp Ernst Memorial Scholarship Fund Celebrates Life of Young Kentucky Camper
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and Beth Dieter of Walton, Kentucky, announce the establishment of the Scott C. Dieter Memorial Scholarship Fund for YMCA Camp Ernst counselors Read More

The Y Is Helping The Community Learn About Water Safety
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati reminds kids and adults about the importance of swim lessons, water safety and the health benefits of swimming. Spring is the perfect season to get ready for everyone’s favorite summer activity - swimming. For children, however, it is important to educate and demonstrate important safety tips in and around water. To prepare children and their families with basic swimming and water safety skills, 10 YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Y’s will offer Splash Week from Monday, April 30 – through Thursday, May 3 Read More

The YMCA And Junior League Of Cincinnati Encourage Kids To Be Healthy And Active
The Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day with Kids in the Kitchen event on April 14
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is partnering with the Junior League of Cincinnati to celebrate Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 14. Families are invited to the Kids in the Kitchen event from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Withrow University High School. The event is free and open to the public Read More

The YMCA Of Greater Cincinnati Honors 40 Tri-State Teens Of Character
The Y Invites Community to Celebrate Teens of Character Character Awards is April 17, 2012. They are 40 of Greater Cincinnati’s truly exemplary role models of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. And they are ALL teenagers. On April 17, 2012 the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is inviting communities to join in celebrating them as YMCA Character Award recipients at an awards event beginning at 6 p.m. at the School for Creative & Performing Arts. The event is sponsored by Tom Gill Chevrolet and FOX19 Read More

Children Learn Healthy Eating Habits At The Y
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati uses its expertise, influence and facilities to combat poor nutrition and improve the health of our community Read More

The YMCA Teaches 15,000 People To Swim
In 2011, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati helped 14,643 people to learn safe swimming techniques, improving health and confidence Read More

Woman Improves Health At The Y
Like thousands of others, Emmie Newton’s membership is made possible because of the generosity of Y members and the community, allowing her access to frequent physical activity Read More

The YMCA Helps Woman Afford Child Care
Through donations made by the community, members and employees of the Y, Jennifer Bryan is able to afford daycare for her infant twins. Jennifer is mother to Andrew and Trent, who are ten months old Read More

A Gift To The Y Help Strengthen Community
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati announced the launch of the 2012 Better Together campaign to help individuals and families of all ages and from all walks of life participate in Y programs. The 2012 campaign goal is to raise $1.1 million, and funds raised directly support the Y’s cause of strengthening communities by nurturing the potential of every youth and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors Read More

The Clippard YMCA Hosts Family Autism Night 
The Clippard branch of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati hosts its monthly Family Autism Night on Saturday, February 11 at 7:15pm, open to all people in the autism community Read More

The YMCA Opens Its Doors To The Public 
Starting today (February 6, 2012), the public can visit any of the 15 YMCAs in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area and enjoy a variety of activities that will appeal to just about everyone in the family Read More

Blue Ash YMCA To Hold Cycle For The Cause Fundraiser For Annual Support Campaign
With the spin of a cycling wheel you could help send a kid to camp, fund swim lessons or provide a mentor for a child in need. As you look for a way to help the families in your community, your search can begin with a fun and easy way to give back at the Blue Ash YMCA on Saturday, February 11 Read More