Category: Social Responsibility

Maryvale YMCA Helps Preschool-Aged Children – Telemundo

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New Y Advocate Dave Munsey Finds Water Safety Work Rewarding

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You might say Dave Munsey and the YMCA are a match made in heaven. Munsey is widely regarded as the “father of water safety” in Arizona, and the YMCA has long been known as “America’s swim instructor.” Now the recently retired TV weatherman and the Valley of the Sun YMCA have teamed up to help prevent childhood drowning.… Read More

Valley Of The Sun Ymca’s Annual Support Campaign Surpasses $1.4 Million Goal In Only Four Months

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VOSY Receives Grant from APS Foundation

VOS YMCA Receives a Grant from the APS Foundation | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is honored to be one of the fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout the Arizona and Four Corners area to receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants from the APS Foundation. This grant supports science, technology, engineering and math, as well as other educational programs.… Read More

Let’s Move Outside Initiative

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Our partnership advances the initiative’s goals to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature one which seeks to get youth and adults volunteering and serving on public lands.… Read More

Valley YMCA Saves Child’s Life with CPR

Valley of the Sun YMCA | Instructor Saves Boy

While on vacation in Idaho, a Valley of the Sun YMCA instructor saved a young boys life. The boy, who nearly drowned in a lake, was rescued by Alicia Galbreath.… Read More

Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA Hosts Morning of Prayer

Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA hosts morning of prayer | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Community members of Chandler and Gilbert spent part of their September 10th morning spreading joy at the Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA during The 9th Annual Morning of Prayer. The event doubles as a fundraiser for scholarships that benefit young adults at the YMCA. This year the even raised $14,000.… Read More

The Valley of the Sun YMCA: v

Healthy Living | Valley of the Sun YMCA | Community Programs

In the fall of 2015, the Valley of the Sun YMCA was selected by the YMCA of the USA to participate in a national LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Learning Cohort. The purpose of this cohort is to prepare the Valley of the Sun YMCA to launch the LIVESTRONG® program at one or more of its sixteen branches by February 2016. The Valley of the Sun YMCA will become the first Y in Arizona and one of the few in the western United States to offer the program. Its selection was based on evidence of an unmet need in Arizona, alignment with its strategic goals, strong outreach potential to cancer survivors, and success with similar programs for individuals living with other chronic diseases such as type II diabetes.… Read More

The LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA: helping cancer survivors regain their lives

Social Responsibility | Valley of Sun YMCA | Community Programs

Over the past few decades, our medical community has made tremendous advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. Thanks to these advances, a cancer diagnosis is no longer a certain life sentence. Many are living long lives after their initial diagnosis. But cancer IS a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll. … Read More

The Price Family

Families And Groups Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Jeannene Price has her two children (Morgan and Nick) involved in the YMCA through the support of the scholarship subsidy program. As a single mom, she relies on the Y for before/after school childcare and day camps for Morgan, basketball programs for her teenaged son, Nick, and healthy living programs for her.… Read More