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With so much going on at YMCA there is lot's to talk about. Whether its our youth, staff or the people who use us we're sure you'll be impressed.

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Stop Motion starts the fun at The Y Holiday Programmes!

At The Y, we empower our young people in many ways. School Holiday programmes need to captivate and inspire everyone, from the youngest children to adolescents. Young people need care and support, and to have access to activities that are age appropriate.

Over the Christmas Summer Holiday Programme at The Y Hamilton, 11-15-year-olds attending the programme learnt the skills, techniques and worked in pairs to create their very own stop motion animated short film.

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Round the Bays with Raise Up

The Y was everywhere at March’s Round the Bays event. Runners, fundraisers, supporters... But the race couldn’t have gone on without the epic mahi of our awesome Raise Up volunteers. These passionate young people offered up their time to run the very necessary water stations across the route. With 6 stations in total across the racecourse, their role was integral for the runners’ and walkers’ well-being, preventing dehydration and offering uplifting cheers.

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Quiet Hour opens up North Shore gym to more users

Our North Shore team identified an opportunity to increase access to the gym; to reduce anxiety and sensory stress for customers with specific needs, such as autism, by providing a quieter and less stimulating environment in centre. Called ’quiet hour’, it recognises that people have different accessibility needs and creates an environment to match.

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Footsteps to friendship with Shakespear running club

Andy Rodgers, Shakespear Lodge’s manager, feels lucky to live and work in the community, and is eager to share the beauty with others, both with the lucky young people who attend camp, and with the local community. Sharing his insider knowledge of the tracks and paths around the park, he has created a running club for locals to join and share in the environment.

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The Y’s New Initiative: Mentoring the Future

In an exciting move, the Ministry of Development (MYD) has provided funding for The Y’s newest initiative, designed to uplift young New Zealanders facing adversity. This investment underscores MYD’s confidence in The Y’s proven expertise to guide vulnerable youth towards promising futures.

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GoldFit in Hamilton- Fitter than ever and winning everyone over

The Active Agers programme, a partnership between the Velodrome Cambridge and The Y Hamilton, was a finalist in the 2023 Waikato Sport & Active Recreation Awards for its outstanding contribution to the health and wellbeing of seniors in the Waikato community.

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Engaging and Connecting with our Community at The Y

Our Statement of Services reporting connects how our mahi every day positively impacts young people and communities, with the mission of delivering strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Our Statement of Services is a detailed reporting of how we serve, highlighting a snapshot of the positive benefit the Y has made in the community in the last 12 months.

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Giving our children the gift of wonder in our outstanding outdoors

How can we help our kids have a better balance between screens and nature? One of the best things we can do is to encourage them to go outside and explore the natural world. Nature offers many opportunities for kids to grow, learn, and have fun. Check out how The Y is working to ensure all kids get the opportunity to experience the benefits for well-being, belonging, discovery, education and movement in nature. The Y supports outdoor activities and programmes for children of all ages and abilities.

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Fighting for the Dream with Filimaea

The Y is a place where we help others realise their potential, but it doesn't stop with our members! The Y supports our staff to realise their own potential too. Find out more about our amazing lifeguard, Filimaea, and his boxing success.

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Fun with FIFA at The Y

Auckland was one of the host cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, which was the first edition of the tournament to be co-hosted by two countries: Australia and New Zealand. The city buzzed with excitement and anticipation as it welcomed fans from all over the world to celebrate the beautiful game and support their favourite teams. And The Y was part of it all.

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Discovering Your Full Potential: The Y and Outward Bound Partnership

Are you ready to push your limits and discover your full potential? Look no further than the exciting partnership between The Y and Outward Bound in New Zealand. This unique collaboration provides scholarships for The Y employees to attend the renowned Outward Bound courses, where challenge and adventure await in the great outdoors. Find out what this programme offers and hear from some of our staff who have taken part in this life-changing experience.

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Connecting Children to the World Beyond the Classroom at The Y

As a place for all, The Y offers a safe, hospitable and fun environment for everyone, of all ages and cultures, from many locations. School accommodation at The Y provides tamariki with a safe and interactive environment to learn, grow and socialise.

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