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Exercise Your Heart In More Ways Than One

Posted on 1/24/17 1:18 PM by Dan Johnson
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Join the Y for Summer Day Camp Open Houses

Posted on 1/23/17 4:14 PM by Dan Johnson
Registration for camp can be made at the branch or online using Easy to Enroll: YMCA Camp Letts
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YMCA Staff Commemorate 9/11 with Memorial Stair Climb, Walk

Posted on 9/20/16 10:49 AM by Beth Roessner
Fifteen years ago, the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, had a profound impact on the citizens of the United States and created a profound ripple effect around the world. Now known as “Remembrance Day,” Sept. 11th is celebrated as a day of reflection and volunteerism. Communities gather together to not only celebrate the lives lost on that day, but to reflect what it means to be an American citizen.
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Legislative Weekend Teaches Y Kids New Skills

Posted on 3/25/16 9:21 AM by Beth Roessner
Dressed in a combination of black skirts, pressed button-ups, neck ties, and other business casual staples, about 150 students from DC metro area filed into the City Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square, on the morning of Friday, March 18. This wasn’t going to be a typical school field trip where they’d take a tour lead by a government staffer, learn about how bills are passed, or hear someone talk about the importance of voting. Instead, dressed in their best, they’d be the ones passing the bills.
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What did you learn at Thingamajig?

Posted on 7/27/15 11:52 AM by Beth Roessner
Show Place Arena was transformed into a space celebrating the wild, wacky and wonderful world of science and technology on Thursday, July 23rd. With two floors full of hands-on science experiments and the help of over 500 corporate volunteers, nearly 4,000 area youth became active tinkerers at the 21st Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention. The arena was filled with tables of activities ranging from air traffic control simulation to growing seedlings in a necklace. There were electric conductors made out of bananas and wires, and a table full of forgotten tech: VHS tapes, old video games and hand-powered tools.
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Holiday Cheer, we sing of thee!

Posted on 12/2/14 11:20 AM by Shakarra McGuire
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ONE WEEK AWAY! Healthy Eating Tips for Thanksgiving

Posted on 11/20/14 4:06 PM by Shakarra McGuire
Contributed by Kristy McCarron, Healthy Eating Specialist
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The Triangle Award Inspires Futures

Posted on 11/13/14 8:07 AM by Shakarra McGuire
I am Franck Simo, proud recipient of the Barbara Aaron Triangle Award in 2011. I am from the 2012 Senior Class of South Lakes High School and currently studying at Wheeling Jesuit University, located in Wheeling, WV. I moved to the US in 2008 from Cameroon (West Africa) to live with my mother and to most of all, cease the opportunity that this country has offered throughout its history to immigrants that want to better their lives. That opportunity for me has been to obtain a good education and to freely enjoy the fruit of my labor and as of today, I am still working towards that goal.
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Ayrlawn Costume Parade: A Star Studded Event

Posted on 10/31/14 1:14 PM by Shakarra McGuire
Looking for some last minute costume inspiration? The students at YMCA Ayrlawn showcased these stunning Halloween fashions in their Annual Costume Parade! It was a star studded event with appearances by Queen Elsa, Captain America, Spiderman, Hulk, Batman and many more dignitaries. Check out some of the best costumes below!  We wish you a safe and Happy Halloween!
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Celebrating Lights On Afterschool

Posted on 10/27/14 2:59 PM by Shakarra McGuire
Last week, our Y branches rallied around Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide campaign that acknowledges the huge impact that afterschool programs have on students, their families and their communities. The Harvard Family Research Project findings show that students who participate in afterschool programs have positive growth academically, socially/mentally and in the areas of prevention, health and wellness. You can locate your nearest opportunity for a YMCA afterschool program here!    Students celebrated by participating in arts and crafts, mural painting and much more! Check out some actions shots from YMCA Arlington and YMCA Loudoun County below!         
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