April 28, 2016 | Comments (2)

The Third Place

Guest blog by Jonny Eberle, Marketing and Communications Director, Lakewood Family YMCA...
April 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Weeds or Wishes

Guest blog by Andrew Homan, Network Administrator, Association Office...
April 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

One of my favorite TED talks of all time is by British author, speaker, and educationalist, Sir Ken Robinson. In his talk about children and...
March 24, 2016 | Comments (2)

When I Grow Up I Want to be a Philanthropist

Guest blog by Tauna Shoemaker, Major Gifts Director, YMCA Association Office phi·lan·thro·py...
March 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Stars Align

Can you think of one thing you did today that aligns with your lifelong goals? ...
March 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Superheroes Among Us

My 7-month-old son is now learning to swim in the same place I did in middle school - the Morgan Family YMCA. As I trotted...
February 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

You Got a Friend in Me

As we button up the season of roses, chocolates, and chick flicks, I find myself reflecting on the most underrated, and seemingly underwhelming of loves...
January 4, 2016 | Comments (4)

See the C

Fred Astaire once sang about joining the Navy to see the world, but what did he see? He saw the sea...
November 2, 2015 | Comments (1)

Prince of Peace

By Guest Blogger Andrew Homan I remember well the day I discovered irony. It was a weekday afternoon in the autumn...
October 5, 2015 | Comments (5)

Fear Not

I've always been a bit ambivalent about Halloween. On the one hand, I have long maintained that I may very well be the owner of...

Thanks Kitsap Community Foundation for the shoutout! Remember, #KitsapGreatGive starts next Tuesday!

For a better you, a better community, and a better country—The Y is here. Give for a better us: https://www.ymcapkc.org/give-2016/ #YMCA #ForABetterUs

Talk about perseverance!

Kerry is committed to spinning for 17 hours today (from open to close) for Annual Campaign! Stop by Tacoma Center YMCA to support Kerry and the Annual Campaign!

It's Diabetes Alert Day, and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties helps people commit to healthy living today and every day. Find out if you or a loved one are at risk: ymca.net/diabetes

Take the YMCA Diabetes risk assessment today: https://www.ymcapkc.org/diabetes-risk-assessment/

Diabetes Alert Day tip: Basic lifestyle changes that contribute to weight loss and healthy living can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes. Today’s tip is drink water instead of beverages with added sugar. #Diabetes

Zoe is running for president...in 2064.

Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child if they have the right resources to succeed - safe spaces before and after school, caring adult mentors, and access to enriching experiences.

Vote for Zoe at zoeforpresident.net! All proceeds go to your local Y.

Thanks for sharing Kellen's story, Gordon Family YMCA!
"When six-year-old Kellen first came to the Y he was cautious, unsure of new things and new people. Though he was nervous, Kellen was encouraged to try Winter Break Camp, and it wasn't long before he was trying new things like arts, sports, or learning about reptiles."
Read more of Kellen's story at www.ymcapkc.org/ystories/?sid=790.
#forabetterus #youthdevelopment

When communities get better, the world gets better. Give for a better us: https://www.ymcapkc.org/give-2016/ #YMCA #ForABetterUs

Our little swimmers are making a BIG SPLASH at Mel Korum Family YMCA by helping "Make Cents of Water Safety" through the Annual Campaign! If you find yourself on our pool deck be sure to drop a coin in the wishing well, make a wish, and know you are supporting our mission to provide kids with an opportunity to swim! #TheY #GiveForABetterUs

Awesome share from Lakewood Family YMCA. Yesterday, 100 students from Tyee Park Elementary School came to the Y to dance, develop their skills on the ExerGame Wall, solve challenges, brave obstacle courses, and play sports. The students earned the trip with good grades, stellar attendance, and overall good behavior. Their partnership with Tyee Park made this possible. Go Tigers!
#IAmLakewood #ForABetterUs

Y Value of The Day: CARING. "Never be so busy as to not think of others." - Mother Theresa

April 26, 2016

First responders to teach important water safety skills

East Pierce Fire and Rescue is partnering with the Gordon Family YMCA and the Bonney Lake Police Department to host April Pools Day from 10...
April 22, 2016

INAUGURAL $10K KITSAP COUNTY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE PROMISES BIG WINS AND LEANER WAISTLINES

Whether you have 10 pounds or 100 pounds to lose, everyone is a winner in the inaugural $10,000 Kitsap County Weight Loss Challenge! The best...
April 7, 2016

Camp Seymour: A place for natural exploration and new friendships

Since she was 8 years old, Alison Phelps has followed tradition: spending a week during each summer at Camp Seymour, an outdoor camp on the...
April 1, 2016

Late night teen program turns 25

TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood has a history that Phil Carter knows well. He grew up in the city. “I wanted to...
March 30, 2016

YMCA Teen Late Nite celebrates 25 years of basketball on Tacoma's Hilltop

With the gang wars ongoing, Phil Carter had to help get kids off the streets of Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood in March 1991. ...
March 23, 2016

Girl helps teach other teens how to cope with cancer in the family

SILVERDALE - A local teen is learning how to cope with her father's cancer and she's teaching other teens how to do the same...
February 18, 2016

YMCA CEO, BOB ECKLUND, RETIRES WITH DISTINCTION AFTER 12 YEARS OF GROWTH AND SERVICE

Bob Ecklund, President and CEO of YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, is retiring after 12 years of dedicated service to the community and the...
February 18, 2016

Head of Pierce and Kitsap YMCA, Bob Ecklund, Retires

By Alexis Krell, The News Tribune The head of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties said Thursday he...
February 9, 2016

Law School Grad Makes Her Case for Staying Local

It pays to listen to grandma.  At least it did for Leyna Harris, who landed a job...
February 4, 2016

YMCA joins effort to stanch flow of Pierce County kids into incarceration

Basketball, weight lifting, rock climbing. The YMCA program that was part...
MAY
11

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
MAY
12

Tai Chi for Parkinson's Class

New for the month of May! Come join us for our Tai Chi for Parkinson's class. Here one will learn about various movements that help...
MAY
19

Tai Chi for Parkinson's Class

New for the month of May! Come join us for our Tai Chi for Parkinson's class. Here one will learn about various movements that help...
MAY
26

Tai Chi for Parkinson's Class

New for the month of May! Come join us for our Tai Chi for Parkinson's class. Here one will learn about various movements that help...
JUN
8

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
JUN
18 - 19

KIDS NIGHT OUT

The Kids Night Out program offers safe, overnight care and is a fun opportunity for your child to participate in activities designed to promote social...
JUL
13

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
AUG
10

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
SEP
14

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
OCT
12

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.