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Did You Know?: YMCA was Birthplace of Basketball

One of America’s most popular sports, basketball, was first played at the YMCA more than 125 years ago. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 23, 2019

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Benefits of Team Sports for Kids

At the YMCA, we encourage youth sports as a way to highlight the physical and mental benefits of sports for kids. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 17, 2019

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5 Surprising Benefits of Performing Arts Programs

The performing arts - whether it’s singing and dancing on stage or working behind the scenes - has numerous benefits on a child’s social, emotional and academic development.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 16, 2019

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4 Practical Ways to Support STEAM Learning at Home

Here are some easy ways to involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in everyday activities and interactions.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 09, 2019

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5 Mental Health Benefits of Youth Sports

Playing sports has numerous benefits to a child’s physical well-being, but did you also know that sports can impact their mind?

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 20, 2019

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When Should My Child Play Sports?

If your son or daughter has shown interest in sports, how do you know if they’re ready to play?

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 13, 2019