Media Coverage and Press Releases


YMCA OF DELAWARE PRESENTS ANNUAL BLACK ACHIEVERS EVENT

“Black Achievers is not just a Saturday college prep program,” said Anesha Truesdale, Program Director for Black Achievers and Teen Programs at the Walnut Street YMCA. “It’s a movement, a community, and a village of people that pour their heart into making sure that young people have the resources and opportunities they need to be…

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El Tiempo Hispano: Childhood Obesity is a Family Affair

Adopting healthy habits together can help reduce childhood obesity The YMCA of Delaware wants families throughout the state to understand how adopting healthy habits together can help reduce childhood obesity Register Now for the Healthy Weight and Your Child Program September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well…

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Press Release: Communities and Organizations Across the US, Including the YMCA of Delaware, Join Welcoming America in Celebrating New Americans

Wilmington, DE, September 14, 2018 –This Welcoming Week, taking place September 14-23, the YMCA of Delaware is joining Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting activities to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. “At the YMCA of Delaware, we believe that…

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Press Release: Childhood Obesity is a Family Affair

The YMCA of Delaware wants families throughout the state to understand how adopting healthy habits together can help reduce childhood obesity Register Now For the Healthy Weight and Your Child Program September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their families’ habits…

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JCPenney and the YMCA partner for change

The Y is proud to partner with JCPenney this August to provide access to teen programs at the Y. JCPenney will donate $1 to the Y for every Instagram post using #AZYouGive up to $100,000 through August. In addition, JCPenney customers can round up their in-store purchases to the nearest dollar and the difference will…

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El Tiempo Hispano: Keeping communities together

Jesus is a Colombian with less than a month in Delaware and has an important mission to fulfill: opening the doors of Wilmington‘s YMCA to the entire community. This Bogota native comes to Wilmington with extensive experience working with this organization, which already has more than a century and a half of history of its…

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WRDE TV: Kids Camp At Sussex Family YMCA

July 6, 2018 By Anthony Joseph See video and full story With kids out of school for the summer, they need someplace to go to keep them busy until school starts again. The Sussex Family YMCA bridges that gap and offers them plenty of things to do. The Rehoboth Beach YMCA has freedom Friday’s where…

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Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.

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