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Building Relationships and Healthy Habits – The Y

In strictlybaltimore on December 11, 2012 at 10:27 am


Healthy Living and Relationships at The Y

If you set inside a Y facility you will see what they do and if you attend an event or program you can see why their necessary for a community. The Y is community based gym facility that hosts events and programs to enrich and cultivate the community.

The YMCA stands for the Young Men’s Christian Association but has evolved in to “the Y” due to its outreach to everyone. The organization was founded by George Williams in 1844 in London. It was built as a place of refuge for the young men from the harsh city life at the time.

Now over 160 years later the Y is still around but has now become an important part of the community it serves. Once a Y is established in a community, they become a vital part of a community’s growth through their activities and programs. With the help of the Y, people can realize their potential in volatile communities by becoming a safe drug free environment.

But there are more to just the Y then its facilities. Here are just a few more reasons why you should volunteer or join.

  • You become part of a community – By becoming part of the Y you build relationships with people in your community and become part of the overall good in the community.
  • You can become a mentor in a child’s life – Thousands of at-risk youth are being helped by the Y. Through the help of families and volunteers it is possible to give a child a future.
  • Get in shape – Becoming a member gives you access to gym facilities and access to a variety of exercise programs such as Zumba, yoga, and martial arts.
  • Gets kids off the streets – The Y’s engaging after school programs fosters learning and exercise which gives the ma healthy outlet as they get older.

You can be a part of your Y by becoming a member or volunteering. Find the one nearest you and if there is none, you can always donate.

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Turkey Trot 5K For The Y

In strictlybaltimore on November 21, 2012 at 10:38 am
Turkey Trot

The Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run for the Y

Run. Fundraise. Donate.

Every year thousands from across Central Maryland join their neighbors for the Ys annual Turkey Trot 5K, a fun Thanksgiving tradition that appeals to families, individuals, runners, and leisurely strollers! Proceeds from these events go to support children and families in need.

This Thanksgiving we need your help more than ever before!

We have suddenly experienced a 200% increase in requests for assistance from families who can’t otherwise afford to send their young children to a Y Journeys early childhood preschool program. Young children who are left out of quality preschool programs like the Y’s, are almost destined to be academically and socially left behind.

Please help raise urgently needed funds for children of struggling families in our Y community!


WHERE: Towson Family Center Y – 600 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22 @ 7 AM
WHAT: Towson 5K Turkey Trot for the Y Centers of Central Maryland – In Center Rate: $30 – Race Day Rate: $35  – For more information about the Towson Turkey Trot, please contact Beverly Landis @ 410-823-8870 or

~ Taken from the Turkey Trot Website.

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