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Welcome to the Keene Family YMCA Blog

Below you’ll find all of the articles, news releases, event updates, and more that we’ve published to provide you with the information you need to ensure you have a great experience at the Y. We’re here to help you on your wellness journey and as such, you’ll also find tips and tricks to help you achieve your goals.

Summer Learning Week

Five Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning Week with the Y!

Summer Learning Week is July 15-19 and the Keene Family YMCA is excited to share five ways you can keep your family learning all summer long!
Angela and Brielle at a summer camp foam party at the Y

Staff Spotlight: Angela Lynch

As the Y’s Membership Director, Angela wants everyone to know that they are welcome here.
children swimming under water

Water Safety Tips

As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that means the…
A group of people walking the Freedom Journey trail at the Y, June 2023.

Celebrating Freedom on Juneteenth

This year, Keene and the Monadnock region are celebrating Juneteenth from Thursday, June 13th, through Sunday, June 23rd. Join us as we celebrate freedom with a variety of events and activities!
A photo of Morgan with her husband and daughter.

Staff Spotlight: Morgan Allard-Croke

From her childhood spent as a “Y kid” to her current role as a leader within the YMCA, every twist and turn has led her to where she is today.
A group of people sitting in a circle holding hands.

We all have mental health.

Mental health is how we think, feel and act. At the Y, we recognize that we all have mental health, and mental health is an important part of our overall health and social-emotional well-being.
A child standing in a puddle with an umbrella - picture shows legs only.

Five Days of Action to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As part of our commitment to protecting the children in our community, we’re participating in the Five Days of Action.
Dan Smith in the lobby of the Y with Jenn Helsel, employee.

Staff Spotlight: Dan Smith

Dan has a long history of philanthropy and community work and brought that passion for building and strengthening communities to the Keene Family YMCA.
A group of kids smiling at the camera.

Find your joy, Find your Y at Healthy Kids Day!

Healthy Kids Day is a free, annual event featuring a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season.
A group of people sitting around a table and participating in the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program.

Six Steps Towards a Healthier Lifestyle on Diabetes Alert Day

Understand your risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, then take steps to prevent the disease with the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
Mick Blume sitting near the fireplace in the Y's lobby.

Staff Spotlight: Mick Blume

Mick has worked with Ys throughout New England through the Red Sox Foundation, but since coming to the Keene Family YMCA, he’s gained a different perspective.
A childcare worker holding a young child and greeting a parent.

$2500 Hiring Incentive Offered for New Full-time Childcare Staff

The Keene Family YMCA is working daily to expand their capacity so they can help to fulfill the critical need for quality childcare services.