On June 13-17, Y-USA welcomed approximately 200 youth leaders representing 47 states and DC to Washington, DC for the 2022 Youth Governors Conference! High school students from three program tracks traveled to the nation’s capital to connect, learn and meet with their members of Congress about the issues important to them. The Changemakers Project Leaders presented their project proposals to improve their communities, and three Changemakers teams were awarded $5,000 in funding to implement their projects at home in their communities.

Out of all of the proposed projects, our two students, Nicole and Alex, Baton Rouge Magnet High School students, were selected as the Changemaker's Challenge winners! Congratulations to our winners! Our Changemaker winners will be publicly recognized at the July 27th Baton Rouge Metro Council Meeting.
While in D.C. Courtney Jackson, BR Y team member, connected with Suzanne McCormick, President and CEO of YMCA of the USA, and Shalanda Young, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and speaker at the YMCA Youth Governors Conference.
The YMCA of the Capital Area has partnered with Open Health Care Clinic in efforts to bring family health care services to South Baton Rouge!
On June 22, 2022, the Open Health Care Clinic held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new satellite location in partnership with the YMCA of the Capital Area at the Baranco-Clark YMCA, 1735 Thomas Delpit Drive. This new clinic will help to provide primary care, pediatric, and behavioral health services to many communities in Baton Rouge. 

“Along with the opening of Open Health’s satellite location, the Y is also in the process of bringing much needed youth programming back to South Baton Rouge. Our goal is to collaborate with additional partners to bring much needed services to the community.” Said, Christian Engle, President/CEO, YMCA of the Capital Area.
The YMCA of the Capital Area continues to be grateful for the support received from community members to make the Americana YMCA a reality in Zachary, LA!

Banners are now on display at the Americana YMCA tennis courts to celebrate the support from Francis and Lettimarie Nezianya, The Nezianya Family, and John Stagg with CC’s Community Coffee House in Zachary. Their gifts have shaped the future of the Americana YMCA, and the Y is honoring their generous gifts with the named banners at the Americana YMCA tennis center. The Americana YMCA has been serving the community since 2013, and the Y greatly appreciates the support from all capital campaign contributors.
Gifts to the Y help us make a positive impact in our community! Book your tour today to see firsthand how your gift is making a difference. What will you see on your tour?
  • Life-saving swim instruction
  • Summer campers engaging in teamwork
  • Highlights of the Y’s disease prevention programming
  • Enjoy healthy snacks & recipes from the Y’s Registered Dietitian
RSVP here: Impact Tours 2022
In YMCA Youth Sports, there are no tryouts and no one gets cut from the team. Everyone who registers is assigned to a team and all players have the opportunity to play. Register now for soccer (ages 3-10) and flag football (ages 5-10).

Registration begins July 18 through August 22. Click here to register.
The Y is committed to teaching children and adults to swim and gain confidence around bodies of water. YMCA Swimming Lessons are available for anyone ages 6 months of age and older. Y swim instructors are nationally certified and provide important life skills that could save a life. Learn more and sign up today! 
Summer camp is in full swing, and all of our campers are having a fun time!

YMCA Summer Camps at the Y offer kids countless opportunities to laugh, learn, lead, make lasting friendships and have FUN!   
It's not too late to sign up for all of the fun, so register today! 

July 4: Happy Fourth of July! The Y will be closed.

July 5: T-Shirt Tuesday

July 18: Sports registration opens.

July 20: Member Appreciation Day

July 29: Friend Friday. Y members are encouraged to bring a guest for free.
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