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Swim Lessons

A $500,000 donation to the YMCA of the Fox Cities will help some kids learn how to swim.

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Pedaling for Parkinson's

The YMCA of the Fox Cities is offering a new program, Pedaling for Parkinson's, group cycling and support to help reduce symptoms in Parkinson's disease sufferers and improve the quality of life for patients and their caregivers. 

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WFRV Local 5 TV-The Heart of the Valley YMCA is helping those affected by Parkinson's Disease with Cycling Class


Groundbreaking of Fox West YMCA Child Care Expansion

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Fox West YMCA Child Care Facility Expansion Project took place on Thursday, October 18, 2019. The new addition will meet the needs of the communities growing population especially in children under age 18 and will provide full-time and part-time care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. The opening date is slated for June of 2020.

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Rendering of Fox West YMCA Child Care Expansion


The YMCA of the Fox Cities has a goal of raising $3.5 million to expand its child care services at the Fox West YMCA. Philanthropist and former teacher, Mary Beth Nienhaus is offering to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000. 

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Find your membership at YMCA of the Fox Cities


At the Y, strengthening the foundation of our community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. When you give to the Y, you are helping people right here in your community.

WHBY's Hayley Tenpas talks with Sue Pawlowski, Membership/Community Relations Director about the YMCA of the Fox Cities Membership For All Program, and the variety of programs the Y offers to keep your kids and teens busy and not bored this summer. 

Learn about the Safety Around Water program at the YMCA of the Fox Cities


Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.

Dani Englebert, YMCA of the Fox Cities COO, explains the importance of water safety:

It's time to freshen up on swimming safety tips when the weather turns hot. Swim lessons at the Y teach children water and personal safety skills. They also educate parents about the dangers around water and how to be vigilant.

Watch NBC26's Brooke Hafs Health Connection feature about YMCA of the Fox Cities swimming safety: