YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - July 2016


Y Experience - July Issue

The July issue of the new Y Experience e-newsletter is now available online. In this issue, learn more about the Thingamajig Invention Convention, the YMCA's signature education event for summer day campers, the Noojin & White 5K Run for the Cause, and the inspiring story of Trey Stephens, an adult participant in the 2016 Safety Around Water program. If you would like to have the newsletter delivered to your inbox on the 15th of each month, click here to subscribe.   ... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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YMCA Safety Around Water In The News

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham's Water Safety program was in the news twice on Wednesday. First, Susan Becker and Michelle Varnell were guests on ABC 33/40's morning show Talk of Alabama to talk about the free community service. Later in the day, the program was featured during the Fox 6 evening news broadcast. Check out the videos below. Registration for the July 18-22 Safety Around Water class is tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. at the Youth Center in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Learn... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Patriotic Youngsters

Skipper Campers Learn The Pledge of allegiance This is a great way to get the day started, a video of the the Skipper Campers at the YMCA of Greater Birmingham Alabaster Branch Summer Day Camp learning the Pledge of Allegiance on July 5, 2016.  Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Friday, July 8, 2016
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What's This Thingamajig?

Thingamajig ® Invention Convention Returns July 22 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - otherwise known as STEM - is everywhere. It shapes our everyday experiences and designs our future. STEM opens the doors to strategic thinking, creative expression and the best careers. At the YMCA, young people have numerous opportunities to learn, play and be inspired through STEM. The YMCA’s THINGAMAJIG ®  Invention Convention is just one example of how the YMCA of... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Lace Them Up. Do Some Good.

Debby LaCruz, Program Director for the YMCA of Greater Bimringham Downtown Branch, stopped by to discuss the 2016 Noojin & White Run to the Courthouse 5K on the newest episode of the Birmingham YMCA Podcast. There are a few changes in store for this, historically-significant race, this year, including a move on the caledndar toSeptember. The name has also changed slightly to reflect the impact the race and the Downtown YMCA has had on the community for the last three decades. The... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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