News & Highlights
Larry Ramos may seem like a typical teenager, but once you start talking to him, you understand that there is more under the surface than meets the eye. Now on his way to a dual degree at NYU, you would never have guessed that he imigrated here from the Dominican Republic 5 years ago.
Every year, the Community Pedatriacs Department of Columbia University Medical Center and the Ambulatory Care Network of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital hosts an Appreciation Breakfast to honor all of the Community Based Organzations of Washington Heights and Inwood who collaorate with them.
Local Tobacco Control Advocate Asks Youth to Take a Walk in His Shoes
Thanks to the generous grant from the UJA-Federation of New York Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, the Y has officially announced the launch of our new initiative for new and expectant parents, "The Y Beginnings Parenting Center".
As our Smoke Free NYC Coordinator stood before a room full of Washington Heights Teens at the Smoke Free Youth Summit, he began the evening’s session with a question: “raise your hand if you know someone who life has been affected by smoking.” Not a single person left a hand unraised. The floor was then opened to anyone who wanted to share their story.
On Sunday March 2nd, the Y participated in the New York Road Runners Salsa, Blues Shamrocks run for kids yet again. We had a wonderful turnout with over 60 kids and their parents ready to run with the Y!
Garrett Friedman is not your typical 12 year old boy from the West Side of Manhattan. While most boys his age spend Sunday afternoon in a sports league, playing video games, or hanging out with friends, Garrett spends a portion of his Sundays at the Y volunteering at our Sunday Funday program for children with special needs.
The wait is finally over! Register for Camp Yomawha 2014 summer day camp today. Spots are limited so be sure to register soon. Save big with our early-bird discount if you register by March 30th.
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The Y is proud to partner with the Manhattan Smoke-Free Coalition to bring much needed regulation to the tobacco industry, and education to our neighbors. Tobacco has been a serious problem in our community for too long, and we have seen how these dangers have penetrated into the local youth.
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