Blog | Valley of the Sun YMCA


The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, a nonprofit community service organization serving the Ahwatukee community, announced that it’s the recipient of a 2013 Arbonne Foundation Grant that will fund the Teen Employee University program to help serve young teens in our community through leadership development and community service learning. … Read More

On Saturday, August 10, 2013, some of the most incredible people in our community – Building Futures Mentoring Program volunteer mentors, youth mentees and their parents, traveled to the Dave & Buster’s in Tempe for a day of recognition, celebration, food and most importantly, fun.… Read More

While there are those who fear getting older, when you are a competitor, there is a certain appeal to your next birthday. Even running a local 5K provides age groups for runners to take first among those in similar age. On the larger scale, the National Senior Games (NSGA) promotes healthy and active lifestyles for athletes 50 and over. The NSGA is a recognized organization of the United States Olympic Committee, so this is not your local 5K.… Read More

“After years in the financial-services industry, Brushfire owner Clint Berkey wanted to start a business to give back to others. He has pledged to donate 51 percent of the restaurant’s profits to charity. He cut the Valley of the Sun YMCA a $4,500 check after opening day, June 8.”… Read More

The Valley of the Sun’s Southwest Valley Family branch recently completed a solar-generated energy project as part of the Y’s multi-location conservation effort. Located at Litchfield Road and Thomas, the Southwest Valley YMCA solar system is expected to generate nearly 75% of the electricity used by the facility.… Read More

The clinic has garnered some exciting recent media coverage including The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Business Journal, KAET PBS Phoenix, North Central News, national news and more. In 2011, the Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA celebrated the opening of its community-based dental clinic. This is the first time a Y has embarked upon a high-capacity, state-of-the-art clinic of its kind.… Read More

I came to America at the age of five with my big sister to meet up with my mom. I never really met my mom because she left for America when I was small and I don’t remember her. It was nice to be here, but it’s so different from my home in Honduras.… Read More

The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA received a significant boost in funding for the upcoming teen center from a local resident and business owner. Although the YMCA has not yet collected all the necessary funds to begin the construction process, a significant six-figure donation was made by Dr. Ken Danyluk of Team Orthodontics to help them reach the goal.… Read More