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The YMCA: Adrianne’s Community Go-To Place

The YMCA has been a go-to place in the community throughout my life. I first started at the Norwich YMCA in swim lessons when I was 5 years old. I made many lifelong friends there. My dad passed away just a few weeks before my 7th birthday. I will never forget how my mom found

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Office for the Aging Foster Grandparents’ Valuable Assistance at the YMCA Child Care Center

The YMCA of Broome Child Care Center strives to help children 6 weeks to 5 years old learn, thrive and grow. To accomplish these goals, the staff nurtures a foundation of warmth, personal respect, positive support and responsiveness. They provide programming giving children the attention, guidance and care they need to grow and thrive. Each

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YMCA Corporate Challenge 2016 Y Member and Innovations Employee, Kathy, Earns Healthy Points at Race and the Y for Wellness Challenge

The team spirit of the 43 local businesses and their employees gathered at the Broome Community College Campus on June 9th, 2016 for the 27th YMCA Corporate Challenge matched the perfect weather: sunny and bright. Pumped participants met at the starting line of the Levene, Gouldin & Thompson sponsored event to participate in races designed

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Victoria: YMCA Broome Childcare Employee: Biggest Loser in YMCA Staff Challenge Runs 5K in the Corporate Challenge

YMCA Child Care staff member, Victoria completed the 2016 YMCA Broome Corporate Challenge 5K with the longest time…but she finished! And she wasn’t alone when she crossed the finish line. Jen, a fellow Y staffer, joined Victoria for the last leg of the run. In fact, all the staff cheered her when she arrived back

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Congratulations to Jennifer, YMCA Aquatic’s Employee Recognized with Civil Air Patrol Award and New Rank

On March 31, 2016, the Civil Air Patrol recognized YMCA Aquatics employee, Jennifer’s Civil Air Patrol promotion to lieutenant colonel. She completed all the requirements for the General Ira Eaker Award which included: attendance at a Leadership Academy, a written essay, a speech to her unit and passing the Cadet Physical Fitness Test. (Only 2%

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Emily’s Story: YMCA Swim Instructor and Lifeguard Experiences Builds Confidence in Future Teacher

YMCA swim instructor and lifeguard, Emily, shared her story: I earned an AAS degree in Early Childhood this December from BCC. I am not a book person. Going to college was not on my to-do list. I struggled in school. Grasping concepts and processing new information challenged me. Taking tests terrified me. Obtaining a degree

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“Roberta’s” YMCA Personal Training Story

After my divorce, I settled into my new home and life returned to a regular routine. Then I shifted my focus to my daughter’s upcoming wedding…and hopefully, grandkids to follow. I also took time to concentrate on my needs for the first time in a very long while. My wellness became a top priority. I

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An Insanely Fun 5K Fitness Challenge for a Great Cause

A crowd of approximately 2,000 took the Insane Inflatable 5K course challenge Saturday, October 10th, 2015. This extreme obstacle run added 11 giant inflatables with names like: Tangled Up, Wrecking Balls and Pure Misery to the 3.1 mile loop at the Tri Cities Airport in Endicott, N.Y.  The YMCA of Broome County was chosen as

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The 150th Anniversary Carnival and Broome YMCA Executive Director, Gareth

On Saturday, September 19th, YMCA of Broome County’s Executive Director, Gareth Sansom and his three young sons, enjoyed the carnival held at the West Family Y. The event celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the YMCA serving the Southern Tier communities. While the boys romped in the outdoor play area, Gareth took a few moments and

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