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February 07, 2018

For A Better Us - 2018 Annual Campaign

Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps empower communities and the “us” who live in them to thrive.“The only concern I had about joining the Y was what the price would be.” Samantha Bergeron shares, ...more

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September 18, 2014

Eager to Read: Wyatt's story

(a letter from Terri Patterson of Pennellville, mother of Wyatt, age 7) Thank you very much for offering the reading program this summer. I fought alongside my son’s teachers this past school year in regards to reading. He just didn’t want to read and he wouldn’t try. He would tell me it was boring and he d ...more

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September 20, 2013

Writing Therapy: Peter McShane

Peter McShane wrote the following essay about how the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center changed his life. He presented it as a speech during the Sept. 19, 2013 meeting of the Metro Board of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Pictured in the Downtown Writers Center at right is Peter (right) and Phil Memmer, director of the Arts Br ...more

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