Around the YMCA of Delaware

YMCA of Delaware Canned Food & Clothing Drive

Build Muscle and Community As the weather gets colder, families across the state are on the lookout for winter clothing and non-perishable food to help get through the winter months safely. The Y is stockpiling items to give back to those in need throughout our communities. We’ll be accepting winter hats, gloves, scarves, winter coats,…

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Access to School-Age Care in Delaware

Kathryn Luebke came to work at the YMCA of Delaware as a personal trainer. Once she had children, she faced a decision: Is it cost effective to work? “If you want individuals to be contributing members of society and go to work and generate income and all the beautiful things that that does for our…

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High School Basketball Star Donates To The Y

Dean Shepherd, Delaware Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year, Donates $1,000 To Bear-Glasgow YMCA The Shepherd family is a mainstay at the Bear-Glasgow Y. Twin brothers Dean and Dylan have grown up attending various programs at the Y since they were three years old. Dean, a standout basketball player for Tower Hill School, was…

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The Y For All – Celebrating Juneteenth Together

At the Y, we celebrate this powerful moment in our nation’s history together and honor the enslaved individuals who suffered for so many years. As we remember, we encourage you to join us in taking social responsibility in our communities. We can be the change together and forge a brighter future for ourselves, our youth,…

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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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Winter Programs

Registration is now open for winter programs like swim lessons, pickleball, basketball, volleyball, small group training, swim lessons, dance, and more! Register here.