Category: YMCA

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Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community. … Read More

Valley of the Sun YMCA Offers Free Child Watch So Parents Can Vote


Valley of the Sun YMCA today announced that all 16 of its branches will be offering free child watch services, up to four hours from 8 a.m. to 8 pm., on Election Day so busy parents and caregivers can have a safe and fun place for their kids to play while voting on Tuesday, November 8. The child watch offering, called Zoe’s Kids Day Out, is open to members and non-members. Children of all ages are welcome, but must be potty-trained.… Read More

Super Saturdays at the Y


Are you looking for something fun to do with your family over the weekend? Look no further than your local YMCA! We’re making Saturdays super this fall with fun family events featuring interactive activities, new fitness classes, free child care and much, much more. … Read More

10 Ways to Get Kids Excited about School

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The school year is upon us, and as children and teens begin to their journey back to the classroom, some may be more excited than others. How can you make sure that your family is ready for this next chapter? The Valley of the Sun YMCA has some tips on how you can make the transition easier for every member of your family.… Read More

Day Camp at the YMCA

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At Y camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that “I can” is much more powerful than “I can’t”, magic happens as we see it firsthand every day.

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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

10 Benefits of Youth Sports


The Valley of the Sun YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of every child, and we offer sports programs for youth of all ages. Beginning with Itty Bitty, or Short Sports, for the youngest athletes, to our Jr. Suns/Mercury Recreational or Competitive Coed Programs for kids in 3rd through 12th grade, we have something every member of your family can enjoy.… Read More

Valley of the Sun YMCA Receives Grant from Walmart Foundation

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Funds will support Healthy Eating initiative to 1,300 youth… 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