April 6, 2015 | Comments (5)

Priorities, People

I yelled at my kid yesterday- not the kind of yelling you do to prevent someone from walking into oncoming traffic or warn them of...
March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Youth Development for Grown-Ups

A Photo Montage...
March 23, 2015 | Comments (4)

No Contest

Jesus used parables. Chaucer used satire. Me? I’m quickly discovering that when the Good Lord wants to reveal something to me about MY character, He’s...
March 16, 2015 | Comments (2)

It's Not Easy Being Green

Did you know that Saint Patrick wasn't even Irish? It's a fact that kind of blew my mind, to be honest. I was either really...
March 9, 2015 | Comments (10)

Breaking the Bank

All parents think their kids are special. And, in some sense, all parents are right; I’m a firm believer that every person was hardwired with...
March 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Making Dreams Come True

At the age of 17, I was living on my own and would later find myself looking for ways to support my education. Through the...
March 2, 2015 | Comments (2)

The Labor of Love

When I arrived at the Stanford Women’s Basketball Camp that summer, I was blissfully unaware that my social awkwardness existed at Napoleon Dynamite proportions. At...
February 23, 2015 | Comments (3)

Help! I Need Somebody

If it weren’t for her all-too-familiar stubborn streak and the fact that she’s a carbon copy of her father, I’d swear my 4-year-old was switched...
February 17, 2015 | Comments (2)

Three Tips for the Working Parent

Let me paint a scene:...
February 9, 2015 | Comments (2)

Fairy Tales in the Real World

The rug burns on my 31-year-old knees serve as proof of my theory that the parenting books miss a lot of the important stuff, namely...

Changing your weight lifting routine helps confuse your muscles and, in turn, makes them work harder, which will give you better results.

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: LEAVE YOUR LEGACY
Complimentary Estate Planning services are now available to all Y members. Confidential appointments are offered on April 16 and May 14. Learn more about this complimentary financial service by contacting Aileen Bacon at abacon@ymcapkc.org or 253-534-7845.
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Summer employment opportunities abound at the Y. From camp counselors and directors to arts and sports instructors, look no further for a fulfilling summer. See all opportunities and apply at: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/

New Full Time Career Openings at the Gordon Family YMCA:

Youth Program Directors
Aquatics Program Directors
Health and Well-being Program Directors
Facilities Manager

All positions close April 24. http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/

New Full Time Career Opportunity:
Morgan Family YMCA Senior Health and Well-being Director


The Lakewood Family YMCA is looking for an experienced and energetic Senior Youth Director. This person will oversee and be responsible for the creation, planning, and evaluation of youth, teen and family programs; including Dance, Gymnastics, Youth Sports, and Late Nite programs. To learn more or apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/lfb-senior-youth-teens-family/

Molly Venzke educates students about human trafficking. "It's not okay."

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Wondering how you can get this great Nike Dri Fit shirt? Register today for the Daffodil 5K Challenge. Four cities, four races, one day. https://www.databarevents.com/daffodil5kchallenge/
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New Full Time Career Opportunity
Tom Taylor Family YMCA Health and Well-being Director

Position closes April 13. For more information or to apply, visit our website: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/ttfb-health-well-being-director-1/

Did you know that an estimated one in three adults in the United States is living with prediabetes and is completely unaware of this and the associated health risks? Join us in decreasing these numbers by increasing awareness on March 24. Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment at ymcapkc.org/diabetes-risk-assessment and be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

To learn more about the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program, contact Susan Buell at sbuell@ymcapkc.org

March 17, 2015

Acts of kindness multiply into the hundreds for Lakewood 8-year-old

Before it careened out of control — before she decided to perform 600 acts of kindness in one year — Alex McKelvey began with one...
March 4, 2015

Foster Children Receive Free Membership at Area YMCAs

In response to a community need and in keeping with our commitment to youth development and social responsibility, we are pleased to announce that effective...
March 4, 2015

Gordon Family YMCA begins to take shape

A great write-up in the Puyallup Herald on the construction of the Gordon Family YMCA. Read it here...
October 20, 2014

Sumner’s new YMCA will get double the donations

The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse will double donations for the long-awaited YMCA in Sumner. The local business announced last week that it will...
July 10, 2014

National champions headed back home to washington

Defending National Champions have kept their title thanks to a stellar performance at the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship in Tampa, Florida. Teams from the...
June 12, 2014

YMCA offers free summer lunch program

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced lunch recipients...
June 11, 2014

There's no stopping kimmy watters

Kimmy Watters, 43, has become an inspiration at the Morgan Family YMCA in Tacoma for a variety of notable reasons: losing 50 pounds despite having...
June 11, 2014

The force of nature that is kimmy watters

“I was reluctant when I joined the Y in 2001,” Kimmy said. “I’d never worked out, never exercised, and I was 50 pounds overweight...
June 11, 2014

Children in Pierce County Provided with Healthy Meals this Summer

Ensuring children have healthy meals this summer is a top priority of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Many free and reduced...
June 11, 2014

Helping Stem Summer Learning Loss

Providing opportunities to be both mentally and physically stimulated is the goal of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties’ Summer programs. From preschool through...

Intramural Sports Registration | Season Dates

Registration | March 2-March 16 Late Registration | March 17-March 25 Season | April 6-May 29 Offerings | Volleyball, Basketball...

Youth Swim Lesson Spring 2

Give your child the gift of confidence around the water. Our swimming lesson program focuses on instructing children on the safety skills when being in...

7-9 Grade Spring Boys Basketball League

Register for 7-9 Grade Spring Boys Basketball league today!  Cost: YMCA member $25.00            Community...
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Goal Orientations

Join us for group orientations led by Kaila on how to set obtainable goals. You will be equipped with the necessary class schedules, FitPath appointments...
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FitPath Challenge

Enhance your fitness goals and see how fellow Y members are also reaching their weekly fitness goals in our April FitPath Globetrotter Challenge! FitPath is...

Lazy Man Triathlon

Our Lazy Man Triathlon is back! This six week program involves a run/walk, bike, and swim. The program is offered at no charge to our...

24th Annual Courage Classic

PEDAL FOR THE KIDS!   Register for the 24th Annual Courage Classic Bicycle Tour for a unique...
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Lazyman Ironman

Can you do an Ironman? Yes, you can! Do it Lazy Man Style! As a Lazy Man participant you will have six weeks to...

T- Ball/ Coach Pitch

Registration for T- Ball/ Coach Pitch...

Free Teen Late Nite

Needing something to do tonight? Teens from grade eight to 20 years can enjoy games, basketball, snack and hangout time operated by the Y and...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.