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No Contest

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It's Not Easy Being Green

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Breaking the Bank

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Making Dreams Come True

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The Labor of Love

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Help! I Need Somebody

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Three Tips for the Working Parent

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Fairy Tales in the Real World

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Dental Gymnastics

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The Truth About a Piece of Cake

Last year for my birthday, my best friend spent twelve hours baking me a birthday cake from scratch. It was nothing short of a masterpiece...

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/

Today more than 400 students from First Creek Middle School came together for the third annual Youth Summit, an all day event designed to empower students to peacefully stand against social injustice, human trafficking, and bullying.

The Summit, organized largely by YMCA Center for Community Impact's own Fahren Johnson, serves as a place of resource for students to be informed by topic experts in the form of workshops, special presentations, skits, and information.

#BeCauseY #fcms #WeAreHere

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

New Full Time Career Opportunity:
Bremerton Branch Marketing and Communications Director

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking an experienced Branch Marketing and Communications Director to work as part of the Bremerton Family YMCA branch leadership team and association marketing/communications team. For more information: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment/bfb-branch-marketing-communications-director/

Thank you for visiting the Lakewood YMCA, Congressman @DennyHeck!

The Gordon Family YMCA is looking for the right people to fill two full time job openings. They are in need of a Member Services Director as well as an Arts Director. Interested? Learn more: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employment

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Food for a cause – The YMCA Child Care pancake feed supporting the Annual Campaign was a success this weekend! Thanks to the volunteers, staff, and families that came to support families in our community with opportunities to be part of the Y family. Way to go team!
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Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Tuesday and Wednesday night kicked off our Annual Campaign with storytelling, inspirational messages, and tools to help our amazing volunteers raise support. You can get involved in giving to our cause and community by donating here: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1086852

#ymca #somuchmore
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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...
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Youth Soccer League Registration

Practice dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and footwork skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and...
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Youth Baseball Registration

Youth Baseball is just around the corner. Registration is now open for both our T-ball (Grades PreK-K and 1st-2nd) and Coach Pitch (grades 3rd-5th). Our...
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Youth Sports Registration

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Drive for A Cause

Did you know you can help the West Hills Auto Plex support the Haselwood Family YMCA and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties' Annual...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.