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Windermere Professional Partners, thank you for your partnership and generous gift of over $4,000! Together, we are able to ensure everyone in our community has access to quality before and after school care!
In November, our staff were challenged to engage participants in activities and the creation of decor for their sites around the theme, "A Walk Through History". Two winning sites were chosen, based on:
-Clear theme identified from environment
-Y Values and 8 Points of Leadership incorporated into theme
-Children's decor, art, and educational pieces are completed in program and represent the majority of the theme
-Creative use of space and materials
At the Y, we are about nurturing young leaders. Pictured are two examples of student leadership at YMCA Before and After School Care in the Bethel School District. Amyah reads to a group of children and Trevor helps younger students with their homework. Way to go Amyah and Trevor!
There will be no Before and After School Care in the Bethel School District today, Wednesday, December 9, due to power outages in the district.
A tip for parents from our Safety and Risk Manager during National Preparedness Month:
Equip your kids with knowledge and confidence. Create kits that include things you might need during an emergency (food, water, contact information, clothes, flashlight, etc.) and place them strategically in your home, vehicle, backpacks, and other frequently accessed locations. Talk with your family about their purpose and role play situations that could require their use.
In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, our Safety and Risk Manager thought it might be helpful to share some valuable resources with you. The first step to emergency preparedness is to make a plan. Check it out: http://ow.ly/Sddur
As part of the Y's commitment to keep swimmers safe in and around the water, the Y encourages children and adults to have fun and enjoy the various benefits of swimming, but to always make safety their first priority.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There is Black Friday and Cyber Monday but today is #givingtuesday. Donate to the Y then take an #UNselfie and tell us why you give. http://www.ymcapkc.org/donate/