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Summer Camps Close the Covid Learning Gap

Delaware – The “best summer ever” is underway at the YMCA of Delaware as thousands of young people are having a summer they will never forget. YMCA full and half-day camps are filled with learning, fun and adventure for campers of all ages, preschoolers through teens, and are offered statewide at YMCA locations in Wilmington,…

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Providing Safe Spaces for Wilmington Youth

Programs are designed to keep children and teens away from violence and risky behaviors. Wilmington, Delaware – With recent reports of increased violence in the City of Wilmington over the last year, the YMCA of Delaware is on a mission to keep local youth safe and engaged. According to Delawareonline, there have been 175 shootings…

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Walnut Street YMCA Celebrates Black History

The Walnut Street Y Mural commemorating Black History will be unveiled at Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2021. Wilmington, DE. – The YMCA of Delaware announces the completion of several projects designed to support local youth at the Walnut Street YMCA in downtown Wilmington. Thanks to a $167,000 donation from Discover, the Walnut Street YMCA…

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YMCA of Delaware Opens Newly Renovated Learning Lab to Support Youth

Learning Lab made possible thanks to a $250K Donation From Barclays US Consumer Bank – The Barclays colleague-driven initiative redesigned the YMCA’s Learning Lab with the addition of a STEM Lab at the Walnut Street branch in the heart of the city of Wilmington – – More than 600 books purchased and donated by Barclays…

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YMCA of DELAWARE COMMUNITY RALLIES TO PUT THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN FIRST

YMCA of Delaware recognizes national Five Days of Action to protect children from sexual abuse. Wilmington, Delaware – The YMCA of Delaware is participating in the Five Days of Action, June 7-11, 2021. The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from…

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THE YMCA OF DELAWARE OFFERS FREE MEMBERSHIPS TO TEENS THIS SUMMER

The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to once again offer the TAKE ON SUMMER program for youth throughout the state of Delaware. Starting June 15th, the program will offer young people, ages 12-17, free summer memberships to access the Y’s fitness facilities and swimming pools. “The last year has been a challenging one for all…

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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 COMPETITIVE SWIMMER QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS

Wilmington, Delaware, January 4, 2021 – The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce that Tommy Janton, competitive swimmer and member of the Western YMCA Wahoos Swim Team, has recently qualified for Olympic Trials in the 100 yard and 200 yard backstroke events. Janton started swimming at age 7 and has been swimming with the…

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