NEWS RELEASES

 

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals, for it’s David D. Hunting YMCA Child Development Center.

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The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is proud to announce that the Lowell YMCA has received a grant of $21,800 from the Lowell Area Community Fund to support the 2015 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

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On Thursday November 6, from 12:00-1:00pm, the Visser Family YMCA will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the renovation and expansion of their facility.

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The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids broke ground today on a new $30 million facility in Cascade Township which will be the first-of-its-kind Y in the nation to comprehensively implement universal design to serve individuals of all abilities.

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The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids announces Dean Buntley as the new Executive Director of the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA in Belmont, MI.

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On August 22, from 6:00-8:00pm, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids will celebrate the new school year with a Back to School bash.

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On Wednesday, July 30 at 1:00 pm, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids will celebrate the completion of the summer Believe 2 Become program for 18 GRPS middle school students.

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The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids announced today that it has received approval from the Cascade Township Board to move forward with plans to build a new Y to replace the existing Southeast YMCA in Grand Rapids Township. A groundbreaking will take place in September with a grand opening planned for fall 2015.

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If you live in Kent County and have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2014, take note: your little one just might qualify for free preschool this fall.

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While summer should be a time of fun, exploration and relaxation, many children are left without the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and thrive. More than 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals once the school year ends, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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The campaign runs through June 6, 2014 and is designed to help provide a swim suit for children that participate in YMCA aquatics programs.

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The Y, in partnership with Hope Network and local parent support groups, is expanding the services available for young adults on the autistic spectrum and their families.

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YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® is a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

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We are excited to announce we’ve signed purchase agreements for 36 acres of property at Burton and Kraft.

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