EnhanceFitness Storybook: Illustrating Impact of Evidence-Based Programming in NYS

  The Alliance set out to share the numerous stories of the individuals that had their lives changed by the Y’s EnhanceFitness program. Featuring nine YMCA branches, the Alliance and Cantaloupe.TV traveled the across New York State in search of understanding just how great of an impact the evidence-based program had on those who have […]

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2018 Youth And Government State Conference

Every Spring, participants travel to Albany to implement the Youth & Government program events in the authentic surroundings of the State Capitol, the Legislative Office Building and the Judicial Building. The Albany weekend culminates several months of hard work for participants; for three intensive days, they become completely immersed in the political process. Every participant […]

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Y-Corps Service Program

Y-Corps is a service-learning program for students currently in Grades 9-12 who want to make a difference in their communities, state, and nation.

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Middle School Program

Students from across New York State came together for our 1st Middle School Youth and Government program, taking over the Senate Chambers to discuss their own ideas.

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Healthy Living

The Y aims to improve the nation’s health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease and help others reclaim their health.

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New York State YMCAs

The Alliance of New York State YMCAs is comprised of 45 independent Ys and more than 120 YMCA branches. Click here to find a YMCA near you.

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Youth And Government

YMCA Youth & Government is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy.

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Latest News


Engaging Public Officials at Your Y!

United State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY-020) visiting YMCA Camp Thompson in Norwich, NY!   Recently, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) Government Relations and Policy held a webinar on how Ys can engage and foster relationships with their congressional representatives, state lawmakers and other public officials in an impactful manner. Data presented in the webinar underscores […]

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Welcoming New CEO of Fulton YMCA!

The Alliance of NYS YMCAs is excited to welcome Shonna Sargent as the new CEO of the Fulton YMCA. Currently, Shonna is serving a second stint with the YMCA of Greater Louisville. Prior to Louisville, Shonna served the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta (GA) for three years as both a Wellness Director and Program Director.  […]

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About Our Alliance

The Alliance of New York State YMCAs is comprised of 40 independent Ys and more than 130 YMCA branches, making up an extraordinary group of dedicated nonprofits.

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Upcoming Events

November 14, 2018
  • World Diabetes Day November 14, 2018

    On World Diabetes Day, raise awareness of programs such as YMCA’s DPP that connect individuals to asupport system and reduce risk of type 2 Diabetes. For more information visit: idf.org

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November 15, 2018
  • National Philanthropy Day November 15, 2018

    National Philanthropy Day is a great time to inspire giving, volunteerism and charitable engagement.Raise awareness of how this helps make a difference in the community. Visit afnet.org for more information!

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November 26, 2018
  • HEPA Nutrition Training November 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm East Area Family YMCA, 200 Towne Dr, Fayetteville, NY 13066, USA

    Sponsored by the New York State YMCA Foundation and the New York State Network for Youth Success, join us for a FREE nutrition-focused workshop will give YMCA staff the necessary tools to encourage healthy eating in their after-school and summer camp programs!

    Participants will also receive lunch, reimbursed staff time, and three (3) OCFS Training Hours covering Topic Area 2!

    To register, contact Kelly Sturgis at the Network for Youth Success at kelly@networkforyouthsuccess.org

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November 27, 2018
  • Giving Tuesday November 27, 2018

    Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to inspire members to give back in support of a cause.Share stories of impact to encourage the public to donate to your Y. Visit givingtuesday.org for more information and on ways to participate!

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