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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. This Week Community News

Don’t procrastinate on enrolling your child (or yourself) in swimming lessons because drowning can be sudden and tragic.
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Why You Should Learn to Swim: It Could Save Your Life

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

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Help for Hungry Kids This Summer

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

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How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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

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A Court Used for Playing Hoops Since 1893. Where? Paris.

A Y.M.C.A. in France claims the oldest basketball court in in the world. But it is in no shape for regular basketball games The New York Times

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How Patients Are Using Cycling to Slow Down Parkinson’s

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are finding that cycling is helping patients stop the symptoms of Parkinson's and can even do something medicine can't do. Plus how the Y is helping expand the program's reach.  NBC Nightly News

New American Welcome Center Coming to Champaign-Urbana

A New American Welcome Center is coming to Champaign-Urbana, one of six being established this year through Y-USA.  The News-Gazette

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