August 24, 2012
Joseph Gaeta, Senior Teen Program Director This summer, the Y of Greater Boston offered free memberships to teens, giving them unlimited access to 13 branches and all of the activities and privileges of membership. Over 5,000 teens took advantage of the special “Get Summer” memberships at their local Y’s and enjoyed free trips, life building skills classes, teen exclusive group exercise classes, dances, open mic nights, leaderships opportunities and much more. “The Y is where I go with my friends, and this summer has been great because there was so much more offered” said East Boston teen Juan.
August 23, 2012
Kevin Washington, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston Summer vacation for most kids means backyard barbeques, hot dogs and s’mores by a glowing camp fire. But for the 250,000 children who received free or reduced lunch during the school year, summer vacation can be a time of worry and hunger.
August 21, 2012
No electricity, no TV, no video games... what's a kid supposed to do? If your kid is one of the lucky YMCA children to be chosen for a two-week adventure at the YMCA of Greater Boston's Overnight Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, there will be plenty to do.