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In the Y’s Blog, you will find information and tips to help you and your family find a balance of spirit, mind, and body. From fitness and health and wellness to volunteering and giving back, and everything in between, we’re sure you’ll find explanations and inspirations that help you along your healthy living journey.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

02/28/2023

The YMCA of South Florida celebrated Black History Month with a reception at L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center. Guests learned about Black resistance in Fort Lauderdale throughout history from historian…

HURRICANE IAN RELIEF – SUPPLIES NEEDED

10/07/2022

The YMCA of  South Florida is collecting supplies to help our YMCAs and communities on the West Coast of Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian. Please bring donated items to your…

BEACH BALL 2022 A SUCCESS!

09/23/2022

This past Saturday, September 17, we had our first in-person Beach Ball fundraising event since the pandemic. It was inspiring to see how many business and community leaders that came…

YMCA OF SOUTH PROMOTES TARA MONTEFLORIDANARO TO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

09/09/2022

We are pleased to announce that Tara Montenaro has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of South Florida. In her new position, Tara will oversee operations, including…

JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH!

06/09/2022

Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the Pride Movement in…

WATER SAFETY TIPS

05/27/2022

Pool parties, beach birthdays, boat days – water activities are a way of life in South Florida. Yet, accidental drowning is the leading cause of death among infants and small…

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HONORING FATHERS – A LONGTIME YMCA TRADITION

06/18/2021

More than 110 years ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. Dodd, the daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran, was inspired…

YMCA RECEIVES GRANT FROM UNITED WAY OF COLLIER AND THE KEYS FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

06/17/2021

[MONROE COUNTY, June 17, 2021] – The YMCA of South Florida received a $4,500 Community Investment Grant from the United Way of Collier and the Keys to support financial assistance…

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 175 YEARS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE Y ON FOUNDERS’ DAY – JUNE 6

06/04/2021

On June 6, the YMCA marks 177 years as a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Here…

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