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On June 6 the YMCA marks more than 170 years as more than a place, it is a movement that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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The Kiwanis Club of Greater Covington presented the West St. Tammany YMCA with a check for $1000 to give the gift of a safe, active and fun summer to a local family.  The funds will be used to support a Covington family in need and allow their children to attend camp at the Y over the summer to ensure that they have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive while school's out!

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The “best summer ever” is right around the corner and the YMCA of Greater New Orleans is offering day camp to make sure kids and teens in the Greater New Orleans region are adventurous, active and healthy this summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

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May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Greater New Orleans offers the following tips to encourage older adults in the Greater New Orleans community live healthier lives.

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The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program was studied nationwide years ago and with LSUHSC doctors in New Orleans and  Pennington in Baton Rouge. Its success rate is proven.

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YMCA Day at the Capital

April 12, 2017

Louisiana alliance has an impactful “Y Day” at Capitol: Y Advocates in the Louisiana alliance had multiple successes at what both Louisiana State House and Senate formally proclaimed as "Y-Day in Louisiana" on April 12th. The two legislative bodies read the proclamations aloud, commending YMCA volunteers, members and staff for their dedication to families throughout the state.

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Thirty Chinese National students from the University of Pennsylvania visited our YMCA on March 7.

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“It’s not always easy for autistic children to find a place where they are comfortable. But John found his place in this class.” Read more about East Jefferson YMCA’s Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond art program on nola.com.