October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Based on current breast cancer incidence rates, experts estimate that around one in eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life. With over 200,000 women diagnosed each year, breast cancer […]

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA offers the following tips to help families incorporate regular physical activity and healthy eating into their lives. The following tips will not only help families live healthier together […]

Preschool at the YMCA is a perfect option for parents who want to help their children develop critical early learning skills in a caring, supportive environment. The YMCA believes that a quality program should provide enriching experiences which facilitate a child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. We strive to meet the developmental needs and […]

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out of school can have a positive effect on their success in school. Unfortunately, one in four U.S. children and 26% of children in Pennsylvania are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit […]

Join us for the 3rd Annual Pink Piloxing! An amazing event for an amazing cause!! This year’s event will be held Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 10am-Noon at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.  Entry to the event  will be a $20 donation.  All proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program at the Wilkes-Barre Family […]

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA recently celebrated the achievements of its third AND fourth LIVESTRONG at the YMCA graduating classes. The program brings those affected by cancer a significant step forward toward sustained healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery. The 12-week, research-based program brings together cancer survivors and YMCA staff trained in cancer care to achieve […]

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is excited to announce “LIVE LOVE DANCE” a dance studio at the Y. Classes are now forming for the 2014-2015 school year.  Classes offered will include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Acro.  Whether you are a beginner or have had years of  training, there is a class for you. Dance […]


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