Pictured from left to right:
Principal Nanette McCann, Alex Wei, Nicole Lin, Courtney Jackson, Lai Cao & Christian Engle
Two students at Baton Rouge Magnet High School have been selected as Changemakers Project Leaders, Alex Wei and Nicole Lin. They were selected based on their proposed project that addresses a critical issue/need in our community.
Thanks to support from Amazon, the YMCA of the Capital Area will be sending them on an all-expenses paid trip to the YMCA Youth Governors Conference in Washington, D.C. During the conference, the two student leaders will present their proposal to the YMCA Youth Governors, who will then choose three projects to receive $5,000 in funding. We are so glad that Nicole and Alex have this opportunity to represent not only the Y and Baton Rouge High, but our great community. We wish them well!
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
We would like to thank all of our volunteers and donors who participated in this year’s Annual Celebration!

And a HUGE congratulations to all of our award winners:
Myron Falk Fundraising Award: Rickey Heroman
Edward D. Grant Volunteerism Award: Dexter Walker
Red Heart Award: Three 0'Clock Project: Emily Chatelain
Red Triangle Award: The Lewis Family

The Y also presented Volunteer of the Year Awards to several branch volunteers:
Carolyn Schwarzhoff, A. C. Lewis YMCA
Julius Turner, Americana YMCA
Reco Knowles, C. B. Pennington Jr. YMCA
Christian Blough, Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA
Garrick Hebdon, Dow Westside YMCA
Jeremey Miller, ExxonMobil YMCA
Chadwick Cole, Paula G. Manship YMCA

Finally, a special thanks to the Basin Music Bar for hosting our Annual Celebration and Eye Wander for the beautiful photography!
Looking for a way to beat the heat and stay active this summer? Look no further - the Y Summer Bucket list is for you! Gather up your friends, family and even your favorite pet and have some fun checking off our list of some of the most joyful activities of summer - all while making healthy choices!

Here’s How It Works:
  1. Text SUMMER to 844.889.6222 NOW to sign up!
  2. Get your Bucket List at your local Y or print a copy we’ll send to you.
  3. Complete activities on the bucket list with friends, family or even fur-babies, while having a blast!
  4. Receive encouraging texts and videos from the Y to keep your momentum strong!
  5. Check off at least 10 activities on the Y Summer Bucket List and turn it in for a chance to win a BUCKET OF CASH (well a $2,000 check anyway!)

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.
YMCA Summer Camps at the Y offer kids countless opportunities to laugh, learn, lead, make lasting friendships and have FUN!   

Registration is now open and space is limited so register today! 
Looking for something different and fun for the kids to do this summer? Register for YMCA Tennis Camp! Tennis camp is available for beginners through advanced level players. Camp is offered for children ages 5 - 18 at the Paula G. Manship YMCA, Lamar Tennis Center and the Americana YMCA.
June 6: Founder's Day, The Y is celebrating 177 years of serving the community.
June 7: T-Shirt Tuesday
June 13: Summer Bucket List Challenge begins!
June 19: Happy Father's Day!
June 24: Friend Friday, Y members can bring a guest for free.
July 4: YMCA is closed.
YMCA of the Capital Area | ymcabr.org