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Black History Month and Its Roots With the YMCA

  Black History Month has roots associated with the YMCA. In 1915, Carter G. Woodson, a University of Chicago alumnus, arrived in Chicago to attend a national celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of emancipation sponsored by the state of Illinois. Inspired by this three-week celebration where thousands of African Americans had traveled from across the…

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YMCA Of Delaware: Here To Keep Everyone Healthy And Safe During The Winter Months

Physical Activity Vital to Reducing Disease and Stress Wilmington, Delaware, December 2, 2020 – With the holiday season here and colder months ahead, the YMCA of Delaware is reminding everyone of the importance of regular physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain and improve overall well-being. “Exercise is more important now…

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YMCA of Delaware Branches Host Fall Festivals in October

Safe, Socially Distant Activities For Everyone!  Wilmington, DE- Don’t miss out on the fun when YMCA of Delaware locations in all three counties host Fall Festivals the last week in October. Events vary by location and include a variety of family-friendly, safe and socially distant activities such as outdoor trunk or treats, costume parades, Halloween…

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YMCA of Delaware Brings Back Fall Programs And Extends Hours

Health Protocols are in Place to Keep You Safe Wilmington, Delaware, September 14, 2020 – The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce they have brought back select family and youth programs throughout the state including swim lessons, youth sports clinics, dance, family fun nights, parents’ night out and more. Additionally, they have opened several…

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YMCA OF DELAWARE OFFERS LEARNING SUPPORT CENTERS

Registration Now Open! As many school districts announce fall online learning plans, the YMCA of Delaware will support children and families with Learning Support Centers when the school year begins. Learning Support Centers are designed to provide academic and social enrichment as well as physical fitness activities in a safe environment with small staff-to-child ratios….

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YMCA OF DELAWARE BRINGS BACK SWIM LESSONS

The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce that they will once again offer swim lessons throughout the state of Delaware. Registration is now open for sessions running July 13th through August 22nd. As America’s leader in aquatics instruction, the Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment…

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THE YMCA OF DELAWARE OFFERS FREE MEMBERSHIPS TO TEENS THIS SUMMER

Wilmington, Delaware, June 30, 2020 – The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to offer the TAKE ON SUMMER program for youth throughout the state of Delaware. Starting June 30th, the program will offer young people, ages 12-17, free summer memberships to access the Y’s fitness facilities and swimming pools. “In an unsettled world full of…

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