Local after school program ready to enroll students

The Red Oak afterschool program, serving ages 5 to 13, of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Council has a goal of servicing 95 students. This fall there will be a group leader who will primarily focus on kids from middle school, rather than grouping the middle school kids with younger kids. “It is to help us serve our middle school programs better,” Tasha Chu, Red Oak program director, said. “So that it better meets their needs and focuses in better in where they are in their development.” For example, in excelling their literacy skills the elementary level partakes in read-a-louds, when … Continue reading

LIVESTRONG at the Wang YMCA Begins April 2

– The Wang YMCA – a leading nonprofit that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – is proud to offer LIVESTRONG at the YMCA this spring. The twelve week program is designed for adult cancer survivors, including those currently in treatment and those who have been out of treatment for years. The next session begins Tuesday, April 2nd and meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 – 12:30 pm. LIVESTRONG is free of charge for participants and open to both Y members as well as those not currently members of the Y. Continue reading

Mayor Menino and the YMCA Announce Free Fitness Classes in March as Part of Boston Moves for Health

To help Bostonians beat the late-winter blues, Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined residents and staff at the Roxbury YMCA to kick off four weeks of free classes at YMCA locations across the City March 2. The partnership is part of Boston Moves for Health, Mayor Menino’s initiative to improve the health and wellness of Boston residents. Continue reading

Youth Voices: Youth in Government

Youth programs play a very important role in children’s lives today. Such programs allow youth to learn in different environments and promote knowledge as well as awareness. They also help youth to express themselves and their capabilities. One of these youth program called Youth in Government lets the younger generation learn about democracy and how each and every person can make a difference. The YIG helps children express their individuality through public speaking, giving them opportunities to develop their leadership skills as well as make new friends. It helps participants understand the democratic process. The YMCA YIG stands on the four major core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. There are YIG branches established throughout the United States and it is Malden’s first delegation. Although this is Malden’s first delegation, YIG has been running in Massachusetts for 29 years and currently consists of 200 members. Continue reading