Press Releases

Western Family YMCA Welcomes New Executive Director

Newark, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to welcome Thomas Wallace Sr. as the new Executive Director of the Western Family YMCA branch located at 2600 Kirkwood Highway, in Newark. Wallace joins the YMCA of Delaware’s team with more than 14 years of experience serving in leadership roles at YMCA branches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania….

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Global Teens Prepare to Head to London

Wilmington, DE- In celebration of the YMCA’s 175th anniversary, 16 teens and young adults from YMCA branches in New Castle and Kent County will attend a major conference in London, the city where the organization was founded. The conference, called YMCA175, will take place from August 2-10. YMCA Delaware’s Global Teen Program is comprised of…

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Middletown, DE– YMCA of Delaware, the state’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, recently reached a Memorandum of Understanding with officials in Middletown to build a new, state-of-the-art facility in the vicinity of Silver Lake. This $26 million endeavor will serve as the center of community life and will have the…

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Autism Delaware, YMCA Team Up on Swimming Program for People with Autism

Autism Delaware is collaborating with the YMCA of Delaware to offer a water safety program to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Called “S.W.A.M.,” the program is based on the “Swimming With Autism” curriculum developed by the Autism Society of San Diego, California. Autism Delaware is providing the training to the YMCAs at no cost…

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YMCAs promoting child protection during National Child Abuse Prevention Month Wilmington, Delaware, April 22, 2019 – The YMCA of Delaware is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22-26, 2019. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day®–a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids–Five Days of Action focuses on…

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Sussex YMCA Water Safety Program Makes a Big Splash

April 19, 2019 Rehoboth Beach, DE- The Sussex Family YMCA (SFY) will celebrate its 14th Annual Water Safety Week Program when Executive Director of the branch, Tamisha Hopkins, kicks off the week by being the first adult to step into the pool to receive water acclimation and safety instructions on Monday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m. Water…

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