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Commemorating the accomplishments of Women in the YMCA Movement
Commemorating the Accomplishments of Women within the YMCA Movement In honor of Women’s History Month, the Y is honored to commemorate and celebrate female figures within the history of the YMCA movement who were vital to the success and empowerment of all current and future women leaders in the Y. Ellen Brown Ellen Brown was
Ben Jackson – Wrestler, Athlete, Inspiration
Ben Jackson: Wrestler, Athlete, Inspiration Benjamin Cummings-Jackson was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy as a child. Despite his diagnosis, Ben has become a formidable athlete, personal trainer and motivational speaker. A former wrestler at Pocono Mountain West High School in Pennsylvania, Ben was the face of Gatorade’s iconic #WinFromWithin campaign in 2014. He is a
5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health February is American Heart Month, and with recently published research indicating blood pressure control has worsened in both men and women since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use this month to get a blood pressure screening and focus on becoming heart-healthy. Below are tips
Celebrating Black Leaders in the YMCA Movement
Celebrating the stories and accomplishments of black leaders in the y movement The history of the YMCA – like the history of the United States – is a story of incremental progress toward greater inclusion and equity for all. As we celebrate Black History Month, we are honoring the stories of Black leaders who helped
Building Black Wealth-Shop Black Owned
Building Black Wealth. Shop Black Owned. In the United States, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Black Americans during Black History Month in February each year. It’s an opportunity to lift up Black culture and the indelible influence it has had on American culture as a whole. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness
The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Honoring the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his Words Monday, January 16th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a National Day of Service, and an opportunity to encourage volunteerism and celebrate giving back in your community. We’re honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. today by lifting up
Find joy in giving. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. In New Hampshire, there are hundreds of amazing, hard-working, and impactful nonprofit organizations doing incredible work. The Keene Family YMCA is one of those mission-focused nonprofits. Our partnerships run deep.
Open House & Demo Day at the Y
Fall for the Y at the Fall Open House & Demo Day Fall for the Y at the Keene Family YMCA’s Fall Open House and Demo Day Saturday, November 19th from 8am-3pm. Sample group exercise classes like cycling, Zumba, yoga and more. Be amongst the first to try our brand-new Liquid Gym, with Aqua Cycles
The Chill Snowboard Program Returns
The Chill Snowboard Program Returns to the Y The Keene Family YMCA is excited to bring you this FREE Positive Youth Development program by the Chill Foundation. Chill inspires youth to overcome challenges through boardsports – building resiliency through targeted lessons and challenging physical activities. All gear and services necessary to participate are provided free of charge.
Fall Program Preview
FREE Fall Program Preview! This fall our Y has several brand new programs to help you build spirit, mind and body. Just check out our new program guide. So many, in fact, that we thought it might make sense to put together a series of free trial classes to allow you to experience them first-hand
Give the Y a Try
GIVE THE Y A TRY! FREE ADMISSION EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER The Keene Family YMCA is opening its doors to the community this month, inviting anyone who would like to use the facility, participate in a group exercise class, or do some climbing on the 30′ indoor rock wall to give it a try for
Welcoming Week This Welcoming Week (September 9-18) the Keene Family YMCA will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs, and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants contributions to communities by bringing together all residents in a spirit of unity. View the Events Schedule Belonging Begins with Us Each year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that