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Watch this deserving student get a surprise makeover on her dorm room


Eighteen-year-old Pacielly Morelo is the first person in her family to go to college. Now her hard work pays off with a surprise dorm makeover, thanks to JCPenney.

North Y selected for welcome center

The grand opening for the latest in a series of New American Welcome Centers at YMCAs across the country is set for June 20 at the North YMCA.
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Why You Should Learn to Swim: It Could Save Your Life

Don’t procrastinate on enrolling your child (or yourself) in swimming lessons because drowning can be sudden and tragic.

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Swimming is not only a recreational activity – it’s a skill that saves lives
US News and World Report

Help for Hungry Kids This Summer

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Without school meals, some kids may not have enough food to eat. Here are two programs that can help in communities across the country.

Even the youngest swimmers need safety training, and the YMCA is here to provide it


The YMCA, a longtime destination for childhood swimming lessons, is diving into new waters this year with a series of classes designed to teach pre-schoolers not just how to swim, but how to do so as safely as possible.
WCPO TV, Cincinnati

How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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A combination of healthier choices and better education can slash your risk for the disease.
US News and World Report

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