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THE VALLEY OF THE SUN YMCA’S IMPACT IS FELT EVERY DAY ACROSS ARIZONA.

At the Y, strengthening our community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good. We help youth, adults, and families from all walks of life reach their goals and contribute to solutions that improve communities. We believe that goodness truly begins here at Valley of the Sun YMCA.

Father’s Day and the YMCA: A History

Father’s Day and the YMCA: A History

By Hampton Peterson & Mercedes Heetland As Father’s Day approaches, let’s take a moment to celebrate and honor the dads and father figures who hold a significant place in our lives. Interestingly, Father’s Day has an intriguing connection to the YMCA. In this blog post, we’ll embark on a journey back in time to explore […]


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ABC’s of Water Safety

ABC’s of Water Safety

DIVE INTO SUMMER WITH THE “ABCs” OF WATER SAFETY – By Shelbi Schmidt & JT Turner  Get ready to beat the heat and dive into fun this summer! With endless options for aquatic adventures, from backyard pool parties to thrilling trips to the beach, everyone enjoys the opportunity to make a splash and cool off. […]


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Y Member Spotlight: Marcella Columbus

Y Member Spotlight: Marcella Columbus

Marcella joins our staff after spending three years at the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Marcella is the new Senior Program Director of Membership and Healthy Living.


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Y Member Spotlight: Kaelin Patey

Y Member Spotlight: Kaelin Patey

Please join us in welcoming Kaelin Patey to our staff. Kaelin comes to us as a Program Director of Healthy Living, so you can expect to see her out on the wellness floor quite a bit in the near future.


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Y Member Spotlight: Kayleigh Singleton

Y Member Spotlight: Kayleigh Singleton

Kayleigh is an Amazing Kids Club employee for our YMCA for just over one year. She has truly immersed her 5-year-old Connor and 8-year-old Kierra in our community


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Y Member Spotlight: Bootcampers

Y Member Spotlight: Bootcampers

Member Spotlight: Now this is a dedicated group. Our Tuesday/Thursday bootcamp group has been together for three years and is still going strong.


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Y Member Spotlight: Sydney Roybal

Y Member Spotlight: Sydney Roybal

Sydney Roybal joined our staff on Monday, May 13 as a program director and we are extremely excited to have her join our community.


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Y Member Spotlight: Jeffrey, Elijah, and Michael

Y Member Spotlight: Jeffrey, Elijah, and Michael

Member Spotlight: Jeffrey, Elijah, Michael are always in the basketball gym. The 3 friends have been at the YMCA for over 28 years combined.


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Y Member Spotlight: Morgan Price

Y Member Spotlight: Morgan Price

Morgan is regular in our afterschool program and all of our camps. Her favorite things about the YMCA is hanging out with friends and being treated well by the staff.


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Y Member Spotlight: Danielle Gilmore

Y Member Spotlight: Danielle Gilmore

Please join us in welcoming our new Program Director, Miss Danielle. Danielle will oversee our child care programs and assist in aquatics.


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