Association News - November 2022

Days of Service November Food Drive

Together we can
make a difference! 

Now until November 30th, bring your non-perishable food donations to your local YMCACNY branch to support the residents that call the Y home!

Help us beat our goal of 2500 lbs of food collected association-wide!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Our branches will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow our staff to enjoy the day with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you again on Friday!

Northwest Facebook Page

Along with a number of other Ys around the country, we have been experiencing issues with our Facebook branch pages. Our Northwest Family YMCA Facebook Page is currently down but we hope to have it restored soon. You can follow our main Association account to stay on top of news at our Y.

YMCA of Central New York Facebook

People using TRX equipment

The YMCA of Central New York has been awarded Praesidium Accreditation® by Praesidium, the leader in abuse risk management. Praesidium Accreditation® is a prestigious honor that publicly demonstrates the organization has worked to achieve the highest industry standards in abuse prevention.

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Small child in Y youth program

Delta Air Lines has supported the education mission of our Y for many years now through our Y-Arts Scholars, Power Scholars Academy, and Y-Achievers programs. Each of these programs focus outreach in areas where poverty rates are among the highest in the nation, making a real difference for families in our region who need it the most.

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Keeping Our Community Safe

A foundational commitment of the YMCA of Central New York is to provide a healthy atmosphere for the growth and development of youth. Child abuse, and the resulting severe effects, are of primary concern to the Y.

Did You Know?

There are 5 types of abuse. We train our staff the importance of identifying the following forms of abuse. Abuse or mistreat to youth in any way, is not tolerated.

a. Physical abuse—hitting, spanking, shaking, slapping, unnecessary restraints, bullying;

b. Verbal abuse— degrading, threatening, cursing, humiliating, isolating, bullying;

c. Sexual abuse— inappropriate touching, exposing oneself, sexually-oriented conversations;

d. Mental abuse—shaming, humiliation, withholding kindness, isolating, bullying, being cruel;

e. Neglect—withholding food, water, shelter, basic care, or appropriate medical attention.


We're hiring for multiple positions across the association. Learn more about all of the benefits of working at the Y and apply today!

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We understand - sometimes you just want to stay home! With our Virtual Y, you can still take part in live virtual classes taught by some of your favorite local instructors! We also have new ENCORE classes. These special presentations are rebroadcasts of earlier classes that are meant to fit into your schedule better. 


We also have a growing library with hundreds of on demand videos that can be accessed at any time. 

Check Out the Virtual Y Today!

Virtual Y Class Schedule

Smart Start is a free program for all new and current members that provides you with an easy-to-follow wellness plan and the support needed to achieve your goals. Smart Start includes up to three one-on-one sessions with our Health & Wellness staff who will help you choose the best path for your wellness journey.

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You can support the Y while shopping at Amazon! Just use the following link when you shop and AmazonSmile donates to the YMCA of Central New York!