Volunteers Needed as YMCA Bookfair Rapidly Approaches
Thousands of St. Louis area residents have been finding new friends in old books at the YMCA Bookfair for 35 years, and that tradition continues August 17-22, 2013 at the Kennedy Recreation Complex.
Go to YMCA Bookfair Web page.
Updated for 2013:
Weather Inclement Policy
The Mid County YMCA classes will be Cancelled when Brentwood School District calls snow days or early dismissals for inclement weather. Should this occur in the morning, a YMCA re-evaluation will be made at 2 p.m. for classes and programs held in the afternoons and evenings. YMCA facilities: the pool, fitness center and gymnasium typically remain open even when classes and programs are cancelled. Some services or areas may be limited or unavailable.
For any questions, please call us at 314-962-9450. *Please note, if you call the front desk and you are connected to the automated attendant, it may be because we are experiencing a large volume of calls with minimal staff available. Information will also be posted on our website & Facebook page*
As always, we want our members and staff to be safe on the roadways during inclement weather.
Reindeer Run 2012 RESULTS
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2012 5K and 1 Mile event! We hope to see everyone next year for the 3rd Annual run which is scheduled to be held December 14, 2013.
Click here to view official results!
Thank you to our Sponsors:
The Y Takes on Diabetes
A new health program being rolled out at YMCAs across the country shows the potential for a community-based organization to deliver a nationwide health-care intervention, reports The Wall Street Journal. Read full article.
2011 Reindeer Run 5K Results
Congratulations to all who participated in the Mid County Family YMCA's Reindeer Run 5K on December 17.
Click here to see a list of the each participant's timing results!
The YMCA Unveils New Brand Strategy to Further Community Impact
Greater St. Louis area to benefit from YMCA’s focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility
ST. LOUIS, MO (July 12, 2010) – For the first time in 43 years, YMCA of the USA has unveiled a new brand strategy to increase understanding of the impact that YMCAs make in communities across the country. The YMCA has the unique capacity to address many of the challenges facing the nation today. Through its new brand strategy and framework, the nonprofit will extend its reach into communities to nurture the potential of youth and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to support neighbors.
The new brand strategy – the result of more than two years of analysis and research – was introduced today at a National Press Club event that included leaders from the philanthropic and nonprofit communities. As part of the event, the YMCA unveiled a new, more forward-looking logo that reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the organization, and a framework that focuses resources on three core areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In another major change, the nonprofit will be called “the Y” to align with how people most commonly refer to the organization.
“The YMCA of Greater St. Louis is truly excited about the new brand strategy and the opportunity to engage more people in the areas of healthy living, social responsibility and youth development,” said Gary Schlansker, president & CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. “There are meaningful changes taking place within our association and at our branches – we are building momentum, and this strategy is getting everyone from our volunteers to our members and donors very excited about the future.”
This is the first time the Y has gone through a brand revitalization of this magnitude, and it is estimated that it will take up to five years to fully implement the brand strategy.
“This is a very important, exciting time for the Y,” said Neil Nicoll, president and CEO of YMCA of the USA. “For 160 years, we’ve focused on changing lives for the better. Our commitment to building greater awareness for the important work we do will enable us to expand our efforts and further strengthen communities across the country.”
Today, across the United States, Ys are making a difference in three key areas of focus:
• Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
• Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
• Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
“This brand revitalization provides an opportunity for us to focus on our vision and our commitment to the spiritual, mental and physical growth of all children and teens in the Greater St. Louis area,” said Schlansker. “The Y is committed to work to ensure every young person in the Greater St. Louis area from 5 to 15 years of age has the opportunity to become a healthy and productive member of society.”
The Y’s former logo had been in place since 1967 and was the organization’s sixth since its inception. The refreshed logo, with its multiple color options and new, contemporary look, better reflects the vibrancy of the Y and the diversity of the communities it serves. The new logo’s bold, active and welcoming shape symbolizes the Y’s commitment to personal and social progress.
The YMCA of Greater St. Louis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Featuring 17 traditional Y branches and two Campus Y student leadership facilities on the Missouri side of the St. Louis Metro Area, our Y also includes YMCA Camp Lakewood and Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri. The Carondelet Park Rec Complex is owned by the City of St. Louis and operated by the Y. Through membership and programming based on our Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y strives to strengthen the foundations of community and provides financial assistance to those who qualify thanks to our Strong Community Campaign. Our Y is a proud member of the United Way. For more information, please visit www.ymcastlouis.org or call 314-436-1177.