Category: Community

Empowerment Rings True for the Y Team

Every day, inspiring youth endeavor to make the world a better place. Among those striving teens, undoubtedly a select few will realize that change can be set into motion in their own communities. The Y-T.E.A.M stands for The YMCA Teen Empowerment Advocacy Movement. Programs such as these are offered to youth all around the Maryvale community from the ages of 14 to 21.… Read More

Community Energy Felt at YMCA Resident Thanksgiving Day Meal

YMCA housing began in the 1860s and the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA remains one of the few Ys across the nation to maintain a housing program for men and women. As a non-profit, the Y strives to promote healthy living and social responsibility. Offering affordable housing assists those looking to get back on their feet and heal their spirits, minds and bodies.… Read More


Did you know that the Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the largest non-profits in Arizona? You aren’t just a member of a gym, you are a member of a community organization devoted to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.… Read More

Meet Me Downtown Phoenix Starts Monday, November 10

Meet Me Downtown Phoenix brings people of all ages to downtown Phoenix for a weekly social walk/run, engaging individuals and businesses in a vibrant event that showcases downtown Phoenix as a prime location for healthy activities.… Read More

Make a Donation for Senior Appreciation Week

The Y is a charity, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen communities.… Read More

YMCA Represented at National Senior Games

Community Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA | Youth Development | Healthy Living | Social Responsibility

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

Dr. D Donates Big to YMCA Expansion Project

Adult Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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