Posted on 5/4/15 12:55 PM by Will Kusek
The YMCA of Greater Hartford is a cause driven organization.
This means we think differently because we consider our community needs first, find the resources to address these needs, and measure our impact; we put a caring adult into the life of every child, are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, and work in collaboration with others to eliminate the disparities in health and education; and it means we communicate our vision to our members and celebrate the work we do by collecting and telling our stories in the community.
Posted on 4/21/15 12:56 PM by Scott Woodaman
When we talk about giving back to our community the Y is always willing to jump in. Below is a picture of the Tarriffville School Junior Achievement (JA) group that dedicated all day to work with kids from Kindergarten to 6th grade. We talked about how business works and how you can become a successful Entrepreneur. In partnership with JA and Simsbury Bank, Brian Liss, Scott Woodaman and Michael Garcia all gave of their time and talents. We know the volunteers had fun working with the kids all day!
Posted on 4/13/15 11:00 AM by Will Kusek
Kayla at the Glastonbury Family YMCA is preparing for the biggest role of her life: confident, young leader making her mark. But she wasn't always the bright, outgoing girl she is today. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.
Posted on 4/7/15 10:59 AM by Will Kusek
Tony Gronski, Executive Director of Camp Woodstock, often describes summer camp as a training ground for life. Here is the story of former Camp Woodstock camper, Sarah Bonner, who recently began a two-year term of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.
Sarah Bonner grew up in Avon, CT and graduated from Avon High School. She attended Camp Woodstock for ten years, first as a camper, then as a Leader in Training, Counselor in Training, Counselor, and finally, Counselor in Training Director. In March of 2013, she participated in the service trip to the Dominican Republic, and in the spring of 2014, Sarah graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she double majored in Sociology and Social Thought and Political Economy.
Posted on 2/13/15 12:56 PM by Robin Messerli
WEST HARTFORD YMCA Launches 2015 Annual Campaign to Support Community Needs, Raises $6,552 from Whole Foods Market 5% Day
Posted on 12/22/14 5:49 PM by Natalie Zembrzuski
Are your New Year's resolutions getting tougher and tougher to stick to? You're not alone. It's cold. The daily commute has been slippery more days than not, and the kids have had snow days, late openings, and early dismissals. It's getting just a little bit harder to find the motivation to keep that resolution to eat better and prepare nutritious meals. Cheer up! There's a little more sunshine every day, and there's still time to turn your New Year's resolutions in to "All Year's" habits that will last! Here are some tips to get you started:
Prepare yourself to succeed: If your kitchen is your healthy meal workshop, then your spice cabinet is your healthy cooking toolbox. It's the place where you find flavor for your favorite meals. I dare you to reach into the back. Did little plastic containers fly off the shelf? Did you touch something that expired in the early 2000's)? Remove everything from the shelves and evaluate what you have. If you don't know why you have it, or when you bought it, it's time to throw it out. Spices don't go bad, but they lose flavor over time. And it's not easy to cook when your kitchen is cluttered! And don't forget your refrigerator. It's time to say goodbye to the mystery leftovers and expired condiments. Wipe the shelves down and get ready to restock and cook!