We are excited to announce a new program! SkateBoard XPERIENCE is an exciting and inclusive skateboarding program tailored for 6-10 year olds, designed to introduce them to the thrilling world of skateboarding while emphasizing safety and accessibility. Our mission is to foster a love for skateboarding while providing a safe and supportive environment for every…

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Healthy Habits Start Early

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as children and families start their new school year routines, it’s a perfect time to reflect and refresh your family’s healthy habits. As families settle into new school-year routines this month, The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities is offering tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and physical…

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Staying Safe When the Air Quality is Poor

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The health and safety of program participants, volunteer coaches, and staff is our top priority at the Y. As such, the Y will follow guidelines from the Department of Health and local school districts when canceling games or discouraging practices due to poor air quality. Outdoor events will be called off if air quality falls…

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Y Night @ Tri-Cities Dust Devils Game

Calling all friends and families of the YMCA. We are going to be attending the August 4th, Dust Devils Game as they take on the visiting Eugene Emeralds! $2 from every ticket sold through the YMCA group will go right back to the organization. To celebrate this fun night, there will be discounted tickets, concessions,…

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Summer Learning Week

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Summer Learning Week is July 10-14 and the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities is excited to share five ways you can keep your family learning all summer long! Fostering Friendships The pandemic’s impact on youth has been startling, and the U.S. Surgeon General has raised a flag on young people’s mental health. The science of…

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Summer Heat Policy

When warm weather conditions become extreme, please remember the following: Take frequent rest and water breaks.Drink water before you are thirsty. By the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydratedWear light, loose-fitting clothing made of breathable fabric light in color.Listen to your body. Stop if you feel chest pain, dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseated. View…

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Talking with your children about abuse - child abuse prevention month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Many parents and caregivers find speaking to their children about abuse to be uncomfortable. Framing these conversations around other safety conversations you have may help you work through some of that uncomfortableness. Below you’ll find age-appropriate ways to talk to your child about boundaries and preventing abuse. Young Children…

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