YMCA OF GREATER TOLEDO

Monday, August 7, 2017

YMCA of Greater Toledo Child Care Director Alicia Schlieman shares information regarding the importance of enrolling school-age children in quality before- and after-school care programs. She uses three visuals to promote the importance of play-based learning, how Y staff provide homework assistance to Y Afterschool children, and how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math are introduced and/or incorporated into the Y Child Care program.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Ken Westenkirchner (Youth Sports Director Fort Meigs YMCA) and Hannah Bleikamp (Sports Coordinator Wolf Creek YMCA) share information about the YMCA of Greater Toledo - Junior Cavs program partnership. Maintaining Y Youth Sports core values, the collaborative program is designed to specifically impact families in our community, and instilling in participating players a life-long love for the game through a fun and memorable experience.

Monday, June 5, 2017
YMCA of Greater Toledo representatives Lori Speegle (Executive Director at Francis Family YMCA), and Kacy Myers (Associate Executive Director at Fort Meigs YMCA) share information about Day Camps, Y Splash and a summer of fun at the Y!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

YMCA of Greater Toledo representative Hannah Koenig (Assistant Day Camp Director at Wolf Creek YMCA) presents tips for parents regarding what they should look for in a quality day camp.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Live Well Greater Toledo and the Safe Routes to School program supported students participating in National Bike to School Day at Larchmont Elementary to encourage students to increase their physical activity by walking or biking to school.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Lucas County Summer Youth Employment Program shares information about the program and features former YMCA Youth Opportunities Program Margo Ervin and her employment at the Toledo Museum of Art. Crystal Harris explains the role YOP plays in developing work skills and academics.

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Kim Palmer, YMCA of Greater Toledo Director of Active Older Living, and Wendy Baldwin, YMCA of Greater Toledo District Aquatic Director, share information about water safety and swim classes, and why now is a good time to take swim lessons at the YMCA. Kim explains the Summer Only membership, how to join the Y and how to cool with our pools this summer!

Monday, April 3, 2017

YMCA of Greater Toledo representatives Gordon MacRitchie and Susan Ruff talk about community needs and how the YMCA is helping youth, families and individuals grow and thrive through Y programs and services that allow participants to gain or maintain knowledge, health and wellness, and connectedness to one another.

Monday, March 6, 2017

YMCA Storer Camps Madeline Lombardo and Francis Family YMCA Lori Speegle share the variety of fun options available for kids this summer! Madeline explains the activities at YMCA Storer Camps overnight camp. Lori talks about day camp options at the Francis Family and Wolf Creek YMCAs … where summer comes to life!

Monday, February 20, 2017

The YMCA Gymnastics Center is featured, with a short interview with Coach Casey Koenig, regarding the YMCA of Greater Toledo being awarded the bid to host the 2018 YMCA of The USA National Gymnastics Championships, June 28-30.  The event is expected to draw nearly 2000 gymnasts ages 5-18 for the four-day event, bringing millions of dollars in economic impact to our community.  

The Toledo YMCA was chosen to host next year’s event based on the successes of prior tournaments in 1992, 1996, 2001 and 2011.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Wendy Baldwin, YMCA of Greater Toledo District Aquatic Director, shares information about water safety and swim classes, and why now is a good time to take swim lessons at the YMCA. She talks about the lifeguard tube, U. S. Coast Guard approved lifejackets, the turtle kickboard and bubble.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Casey Holck provides a walk-thorugh of the space being renovated for the upcoming Y on the ProMedica downtown campus.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Brad Toft, YMCA of Greater Toledo President and CEO, shares information about the various facets within the association having a positive impact on youth, families, and older adults. From our YMCA Child Care program, providing peace of mind for parents going to school or work when it comes to care for their children, to how we are helping prepare preschoolers within our program for their first day of school. Or, our Live STRONG At The YMCA 12-week program, helping participants newly diagnosed with cancer and those cancer free for a number of years, get stronger physically and mentally. Brad discusses how the YMCA, through programs, classes and assistance offered, is helping to strengthen our community.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

YMCA representatives Kim Palmer and Brian Frawley share the Y story. Kim explains how the YMCA of Greater Toledo is strengthening the community. Brian Frawley provides information about YMCA Storer Camps overnight residence camp and how outdoor experiences build character in youth.

Monday, December 12, 2016

YMCA representative and Live Well Toledo’s Safe Routes To School coordinator, Jenny Hansen, speaks on community efforts to keep sidewalks cleared after winter storms, as part of her organization’s efforts to encourage schoolchildren to walk or bike to school instead of riding cars or buses.

Monday, December 5, 2016

YMCA-YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) representatives Crystal Harris and Montrice Terry share the impact YOP provides to disadvantaged youth, 16-21 years of age, to help improve their educational achievement, prepare them for and succeed in employment and develop their potential as citizens and leaders.

Monday, November 7, 2016
YMCA of Greater Toledo representatives Tim Wilson and Kim Palmer give tips on staying fit during the holidays, and share how easy it is to become a member of

the Y.

Monday, October 3, 2016

YMCA of Greater Toledo representatives Scott Richey and David Parrett share information about Y Youth Sports. They explain how participating children learn the fundamentals of a sport, grow socially through their interactions with coaches and players, learn about teamwork, and gain the health benefits of physical activity.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Eastern Community YMCA Swim Coach Dave Stannert shares information about the Aquatics and Y Swim Team programs, encouraging participation for Youth Development and Healthy Living.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wolf Creek YMCA is the backdrop for the Pokemon Go phenomenon. Coverage of Group Exercise Director Laurie Vass during an instruction of a PiYo Pokemon Go class.

Sunday, August 14, 2016
YMCA of Greater Toledo - Child Care, Leslie Doria, Child Care Quality Director’ and Pam Sattler, Child Care Director at the YMCA Child Development Center at Owens Community College, share information regarding what parents should look for when selecting a childcare provider. They also discusses information about the YMCA Child Care program.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Recognizing the significance of volunteerism to help make the camping experience happen for children diagnosed with cancer, WNWO 24/NBC speaks with YMCA Storer Camps - Camp Catch-A-Rainbow medical staff volunteer Pediatric Oncologist Dr. Albert Cornelius.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

YMCA Storer Camps - Camp Catch-A-Rainbow, Katie Wilson explains that YMCA Storer Camps hosts Camp Catch-A-Rainbow, providing a FREE camping experience specifically geared toward accommodating children who have had a cancer diagnosis, and the impact CCAR has for the Y staff, the volunteers helping, and the children attending.

Monday, August 1, 2016

YMCA of Greater Toledo, Beth Konczal, Youth Development Director at Wolf Creek YMCA, speaks about what parents should look for when selecting a childcare provider. She also discusses information about the YMCA Child Care program.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Francis Family YMCA, Ashley Shea, swim instructor, and Lori Speegle, Executive Director, both from Francis Family YMCA, share the importance of water safety and information about Y Swim Lessons, available for children as young as 6-months.

Sunday, July 18, 2016

YMCA Fatherhood Initiative, J Lyons, director of the program, and Ben Clark, case manager for FI, discuss how the YMCA is serving Lucas County fathers, and delivering a comprehensive array of emotional, employment, and educational services in collaboration with Lucas County Job And Family Services.

July 19, 2016

YMCA Summer Meal Partners, Beth Deakins talks about the YMCA being a partner with sites providing meals at no cost to children under age 18 during the summer.

Friday, July 15, 2016

YMCA Summer Meal Partners, Casey Holck talks about the YMCA being a partner with sites providing meals at no cost to children under age 18 during the summer.

July 2016

YMCA of Greater Toledo, readers of Toledo Area Parent News (TAPN) recognized the YMCA’s positive impact within the community by voting the YMCA #1 Family Favorite in four categories, as well as runner up in another three.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Free YMCA swim program is designed to keep kids safe in and around the water.

Monday, June 6, 2016

YMCA Summer Camps, LeeAnna Pasker-Edens shares information about various programs available for youth during summer. She explains how summer activities at the YMCA can reduce Summer Learning Loss.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Feed Lucas County Children representative Wendi Huntley explains that the YMCA of Greater Toledo is one of 30 different community partners, and the Wayman D. Palmer Community YMCA as one of several sites offered to everyone as part of a program designed to bridge the gap between academic years, when free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches are typically not available for the Summer.

Monday, May 16, 2016

YMCA Summer Camps, LeeAnna Pasker-Edens shares information about various programs available for youth during summer. She explains how summer activities at the YMCA can reduce Summer Learning Loss.

Monday, May 9, 2016

YMCA Storer Camps - Camp Catch-A-Rainbow, Katie Wilson explains that YMCA Storer Camps hosts Camp Catch-A-Rainbow, providing a FREE camping experience specifically geared toward accommodating children who have had a cancer diagnosis, and the impact CCAR has for the Y staff, the volunteers helping, and the children attending.

April 4, 2016

YMCA representative Becky Spencer explains the importance of curbing Summer Learning Loss through summer camp activities as the YMCA readies for camp season.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

YMCA Fitness Instructor and cancer survivor Lori Reinbolt shares the importance of a colonoscopy..

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Anthony Wayne Community YMCA

Monday, February 15, 2016

Anthony Wayne Community YMCA, Jeremiah Wagner discusses new facility

opening soon.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) participants respond to a community crisis by collecting bottled water and delivering it to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Anthony Wayne Community YMCA, Casey Holck and Jeremiah Wagner discuss new facility opening soon.

Monday, January 4, 2016

YMCA Income-based Membership Update with YMCA of Greater Toledo President and CEO Brad Toft.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

YMCA Income-based Membership Update with YMCA of Greater Toledo President and CEO Brad Toft.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

YMCA Income-based Membership Update with YMCA of Greater Toledo President and CEO Brad Toft.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CGE Energy’s CEO personally donates $2M to YMCA of Greater Toledo Storer Camps

Monday, December 7, 2015

Setting realistic health and wellness goals during the holidays with YMCA Wellness Directors Laurie Vass (Wolf Creek Y) and Tim Wilson (Summit Y).

Monday, November 2, 2015

Community As Learning Hubs, the YMCA spokesperson Kim Woodard shares information about the program and partners United Way of Greater Toledo and Toledo Public Schools.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Eric Williams New Executive Director at Wayman Palmer Y

Monday, October 19, 2015

Y in Waterville

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Y in Waterville

Sunday, August 23, 2015

YMCA Child Care expectations with YMCA of Greater Toledo VP of Child Development, Sarah Otis, shares tips for back to school success for children.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Y Child Development, LeeAnna Pasker-Edens

Monday, July 27, 2015

YMCA SilverSneakers Swanson Award Recipient, Bob Grogh

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Y Celebrates 150 Years of Impact

Friday, May 15, 2015

YMCA Splash Water Safety Program