News from YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
President and CEO

Engage, ignite, achieve
Dear Y Friends,

I am so excited about the many new programs and offerings the Y has launched as we start the new year.  You have asked for more classes, variety and extra support to achieve your goals.  We have responded.  We now offer over 3,000 various classes every month throughout our YMCAs and are launching the new LIVESTRONG® program for cancer survivors.  With the help of hundreds of volunteer coaches, the YMCA-UC Junior Bearcats program is keeping kids active and fit, while learning good fundamentals and character values – what we want to see in all our student athletes.  Because of all these programs and so many more,  I know 2016 will be a healthy and happy year for us all!

Together we are also adding smiles to the faces of kids, thanks to adults who volunteer and bring a listening ear and caring support.  Sometimes the smiles that shine through are because a member who lives alone, or one who is looking for a group that can help them stay on track, finds the Y and now considers the Y family.   

What great reasons to celebrate and smile.  Won’t you invite someone to join us?  The Y community is a family, and when we support and serve each other, smiles abound. 

Here’s to a great year and here’s to you – may you continue to find new friends, support, health and happiness through the Y!

Be Well -

Sandy Walker President

Sandy Walker President
Sandy Berlin Walker
President and CEO

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The Perfect Team

Together, with support from adult members and the community, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is dedicated to help children achieve their full potential in life.  As part of National Mentoring Month in January, the Y would like to thank our many volunteers, like Shameka Walker, who make a positive impact on the lives of so many.  For the past 10 months, Shameka has been mentoring La’Mya Kendrick, a kindergarten student at Cheviot Elementary School.


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For the Best of Your Life

When Al Roane came to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, 25-years-ago, he was looking for a fitness facility, and also found a second family.  “That first day at the Central Parkway YMCA, I knew I belonged,” he said.  “It’s an amazing, eclectic group of members and staff who are social and friendly.  That, coupled with the great facilities the Y has, made for a perfect fit.”


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Our Purpose is People

On Monday, January 18, the Y invites you to join us for the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  As the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is... what are you doing for others?”


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