– 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.
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.
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.
Chinatown’s Wang YMCA raised more than $100,000 during its fourth annual fundraising event Legacy Dinner at the Empire Garden restaurant on Nov. 3.
Check out who was at the YMCA’s 3rd Annual Legacy Dinner 2011!