The YMCA of Yonkers wants families in Yonkers, New York to understand how adopting healthy habits can help reduce childhood obesity September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their families’ habits with the ultimate goal of being a healthy weight.…Read more
For the past 12 years, Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities has provided the Yonkers Family YMCA generous financial support to teach over 13,00 children’s to swim and supported the certification of over 300 young adult lifeguards. The program has been a tremendous benefit as many children in this Riverfront community would not have been able…Read more
More than a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. The daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and wondered why there was no holiday for fathers. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Wash., her idea came to…Read more
The Yonkers Family YMCA is working to help fathers serve in their rightful place as members and co-leaders for their families. Quarterly, the YMCA has special events with Fathers and their children such as Father/Child (and Father figures) on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
It is hard to believe that summer went by so fast! Now it is time to give careful consideration to what programs our children will be involved with in the fall after school. One option is to consider the YMCA’s School Age Childe Care program. The Yonkers Family YMCA offers a quality, licensed after school…Read more