Around the YMCA of Delaware

Countdown To Summer Bingo Challenge

Complete the challenge and earn a t-shirt! How does it work? Visit your local YMCA, or Virtual Y, at least 20 times between May 1 and June 18, 2023. Complete the activity BINGO challenge card (download here or pick up at the member services desk). Fill in 3 rows (down, across and/or diagonal). Pick up…

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Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month and the YMCA of Philadelphia, YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties, YMCA of Greater Brandywine and the YMCA of Delaware aim to ensure all our communities have access to quality and affordable water safety resources. The Y is one of the most accessible community resources in the U.S. for swim instruction….

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Join Five Days of Action to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, April 24-28

April is Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. As part of our commitment to protecting the children in our community, we’re participating in the Five Days of Action – a week-long campaign to increase awareness of child sexual abuse and empower and equip us all to prevent it. By taking part in this important…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month at the YMCA – March

About Women’s History Month Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March…

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Listening, Learning, and Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people…

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Celebrating A Diverse December

By Pei-Jen Hickey, YMCA of Delaware Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator As children, many of us were comforted by our own family’s holiday traditions. Our sense of home was influenced by the smells, tastes and rituals of the familiar. As we grow up and interact with more people from various backgrounds and cultures, we learn…

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National Native American Heritage Month

The YMCA of Delaware joins in celebrating the heritage, culture, and experience of Indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today. November is National Native American Heritage Month – a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories while acknowledging the important contributions of Indigenous People. During this month we raise awareness…

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Need To Know: New Cardio Equipment

YMCA of Delaware locations upgraded their Fitness Centers with new YMCA cardio equipment in the Fall of 2022. Some branches received structural renovations, others got a fresh coat of paint, but all now tout top-of-the-line Life Fitness cardio equipment. Whether you choose to use a new treadmill, elliptical, or powermill climber, there are so many…

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Disability History & Awareness Month

 Did you know that October is Disability History & Awareness Month in Delaware?  At the YMCA, we work hard to make our community accessible and inclusive for all. We recognize the critical role people with disabilities play in every facet of our society. Our aim is to impact perception and practices, and change behavior…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and will run through October 15, giving us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our communities and their ancestors who hail from Mexico, parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. “The Latino community and Latino history is a fundamental part of American…

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The Teen Summer Fun Pass is Here!

Have the best summer ever with the Teen Summer Fun Pass to the YMCA. Get yours today and gain access to a local YMCA of Delaware branch (including the outdoor pool!) June 12th through September 4th. Learn More