Man 2 Man Mentoring Program
JOIN US FOR HEALTHY KIDS DAY!
Saturday, April 25th from 10am-2pm
The Y is all about more. The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids… the more they can achieve growing up. That’s why we celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our biggest day of the year devoted to helping families develop healthy habits! Over 1,300 Ys across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, holding free community events that feature fun games, active play, community vendors, healthy snacks, educational opportunities and MORE. Join us!
10am-11:30am - Tennis Pro
12pm-1pm - Hip Hop Dance Lesson
10am-2pm - Double Dutch, Hop Scotch, Super Sport Inflatables & PHD Obstacle Course
11am-12pm - 3 Legged Race
12pm-1pm - Scooter Races
Healthy Snacks & Screenings (10am-2pm)
Trail Mix Station
Vitamin Shoppe Sampling
Organic Cookie Making
Fire Dept. Health & Safety
10am-2pm - PG County Park Police Horse
10am-2pm - Library Readings
11am-2pm - DJ Performance
12pm-12:30pm - Apple Grove Step Performance
12pm-1pm - Meet the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
10am-2pm - North Point HS Mini Manicures, Lego Robotics, YMCA Car Wash, Graffiti Wall, T-Shirt Tie Dying, Jewelry Making, Make Your Own Play Doh, Make Your Own Lotion Bars... and more!
1pm-2pm - IT Workshop
Grocery Store Tours
Next Tour TBA!
How do I avoid temptation at the grocery store? Where do I find the healthiest, most affordable options? Learn this and more every month at our FREE Grocery Store Tours
- Read Nutrition Labels
- Compare unit prices
- Find Whole Grain Foods
- And identify 3 ways to purchase food
- … and much more!
Please RSVP at the front desk. We will meet in the YMCA Potomac Overlook lobby at 1:15pm or 6:15pm to travel together. You can also meet us at the entrance of the Giant Food located at 9580 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD at 1:30pm or 6:30pm.
This program is brought to you in partnership with Cooking Matters
ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE, LEARN & CREATE
Click here to register today for Summer Camp 2015!
Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
From traditional to specialty, here are the camp programs we are offering at our Y branches across the region. Be sure to sign up early (before space runs out in your camper's favorite program!).
Our 2015 Camp Brochure
GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO PISCATAWAY HILLS RESIDENTS
Since May 2014, the Piscataway Hills community in Fort Washington, MD has been facing unimaginable stress and uncertainty. A dangerous landslide
has caused them to be without water and even their homes on and off for 6 months now. Out of the 33 homes in the community, five have been permanently put out. Prince George’s County has been diligently working to resolve the problem, but have no resolution or timeline yet in sight.
In October 2014, YMCA Potomac Overlook extended a helping hand to this community. As Dawn Taylor, member at YMCA Potomac Overlook and resident of Piscataway Hills, describes, “This has been the most stressful thing I’ve ever endured.” We have opened our doors to the residents, giving them a little added relief. They now have comfort knowing they have a place to go, but can also work off stress, shower and even relax in the lobby lounge. In addition, 11 coats were given to families in need thanks to the WHUR Coat Drive on October 11th, and they will also be a big part of YMCA Potomac Overlook’s Angel Tree Drive.
Moments like these truly show the role the YMCA plays in the community. Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members and share this news with Piscataway Hills families who may not know that the Y is open for them.
Change Your Life, Improve Your Health
H.E.A.L. (Healthy Eating Active Living)
YMCA Potomac Overlook has partnered with Behavioral Health Navigators and Fort Washington Medical Center to offer H.E.A.L., a FREE community nutrition and fitness program for residents 16 and older.
- Change the way you eat
- Manage chronic health issues
- Jump start your active living with exercise
for our flyer. Space is limited, so call 301-203-2452 today to register!
Man 2 Man Mentoring
YMCA Potomac Overlook launched an onsite mentoring program earlier this year! Designed to give middle school boys a positive role model, students will be paired with high schoolers for sessions twice a week through the end of the school year. Mentor and mentee pairs will cover:
- Academic achievement
- Life skills development
- Health and nutrition
The high school students will receive a monthly stipend and help mentees to:
- Aspire to education excellence
- Prepare for higher education and employment
- Improve academic performance
- Increase knowledge of general health practices
If you have a high school male student or middle school student who would benefit from this program, please contact our Associate Executive Director, Lucresha Murphy via email
. Look forward to more information regarding an information session to be held later this month!