Community Impact

Helping the Community is Our Passion

We are proud to share with you the highlights of our outstanding accomplishments and community impact in the Central Florida area. We will continue to support the needs of our growing and diverse communities through quality programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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What’s Cooking at the YMCA

December 1st, 2016
Most people know the Y as the place that invented basketball, volleyball and swim lessons. And while this will always be true, the Y has expanded its cause to strengthen communities in ways that ...
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The Y’s on a Mission to Nurture the Potential of Every Child and Teen

October 14th, 2016
Most people know the Y as a place where kids learn how to swim, shoot hoops and become better athletes. But at today’s Y, kids are just as likely to have a reading coach as a soccer coach. And ...
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Strong Curriculum. Measurable Outcomes.

July 20th, 2016
When it comes to giving youth the brightest possible future, few things are more important than a good education. But schools can’t do it all. And many families simply lack the resources to fully ...
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YMCA Chef Rallies Culinary Community to Provide 5,000+ Meals Following Pulse Shootings

June 21st, 2016
In times of celebration and sorrow, food brings people together and offers comfort. So when Orlando was rocked by the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, Gary Appelsies, YMCA Director of ...
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The Y is Here to Help Our Community Heal

June 14th, 2016
As Central Florida continues to deal with the aftermath of the Orlando shootings, the Y is committed to helping our community heal and move forward. Many of our Y staff and members have personal ...
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YMCA ANNUAL MEETING: Impacting Our Community in Big & Small Ways

May 19th, 2016
Nearly 300 guests and community leaders recently gathered for the YMCA of Central Florida’s Annual Meeting, which recognized the leading donors, volunteers and staff who helped advance the Y’s ...
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YMCA Offering Complimentary Swim Instruction to Prevent Childhood Drowning

April 1st, 2016
With pools, lakes and beaches all around us, drowning is a leading cause of death among Florida kids, ages 1 – 14.   To help kids stay safe in and around the water this summer, the YMCA of ...
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YMCA After School Programs Expand to Serve Even More Kids and Families

January 25th, 2016
At a time when local kids and families need more support than ever, the YMCA has expanded its innovative after-school learning programs to three additional counties across Central Florida. ...
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Dr. Vikki Kennedy Johnson Inspires 1,000+ YMCA Guests to Carry on the Dream

January 18th, 2016
Gathering in faith, hope and understanding, more than 1,000 guests and local leaders attended the YMCA’s 25th Annual Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast, commemorating the legacy of Dr. ...
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