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YMCA teaches teens leadership skills

Fifteen teenagers from Cayman’s public and private high schools have completed the first phase of the YMCA 'Teen Lead On' programme.

YMCA camps helped parents get back to work

More than 500 children have attended YMCA summer camps over the past six weeks, inspiring some confidence over the pending school restart.

Little Leaguers take the field

More than 400 players and 100 volunteer coaches took to the Field of Dreams on Friday to kick off the 31st Cayman Islands Little League season.

YMCA’s extended after-school programme lauded

Education councillor Barbara Conolly, addressing the YMCA Annual Leaders for Youth Conference, has urged a more concerted effort to help guide Cayman’s students on the path to making positive contributions to society.

Students have designs on fashion

Coralgene Myrie has been running the John Gray textiles programme for three years. It is the only government high school to offer such a programme. 

YMCA’s ‘Alpine Tower’ users get some relief from the heat

The YMCA’s 53-foot-high ropes course has been put to good use since it was inaugurated in April 2018.

From rubbish to religion, volunteers turn out for service

Some picked up trash, some picked up rakes, others picked up hammers and paintbrushes and a few picked up microphones as groups of volunteers across Cayman participated in Celebrate Cayman’s 60 Acts of Service over the weekend.

YMCA holds Leaders for Youth conference

YMCA participants gathered at St. Ignatius Catholic School over the weekend for the 4th annual YMCA Leaders for Youth conference to learn from each other and to grow as leaders in the community.
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YMCA hosts Leaders for Youth Conference this weekend

The YMCA’s 4th Annual Leaders for Youth Conference is set to kick off on Saturday, Jan. 19 at St. Ignatius Catholic School Hall.

Health Ministry supports YMCA afterschool program

The Ministry of Health focused on giving back to the children of the Cayman Islands at the start of the new year by assisting in the YMCA Extended After-School Program.

Grant Thornton staff help YMCA

Swapping their computers and desks for a day of outdoor work, staff at Grant Thornton converged on the Field of Dreams on Friday to spruce up the YMCA site, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility day.

YMCA campers gather for day of fun and sun

YMCA’s “Day of the Camps” at Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Thursday was full of big games, big ideas and big fun.

Manderson faces fears at YMCA ropes course

The tower in front of him stood 53 feet tall, but for Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, it may as well have been twice that high. Mr. Manderson faced his fear of heights Wednesday, when he was the first person to take a run at the ropes challenge course designed for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands.

YMCA and Little League join forces for youth

The YMCA of the Cayman Islands and Cayman Islands Little League have formed a partnership to expand academic and recreational support for the good of the community.

YMCA after-school program contract renewed

The Ministry of Education has renewed the Young Men’s Christian Association contract to manage and operate its Extended After-School Program.

Rain postpones family fun day; rescheduled for 2018

A new YMCA ropes course, planned for completion early next year, began teaching team-building and problem-solving skills ahead of schedule this weekend.

Students learn to take stand against bullies

Students took a stand against bullying at “STOOD UP Fair 2017” at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay Saturday, Oct. 21.

1000 Man March donates to YMCA

Phil Jackson, organizer of the 1000 Man March, hands a $500 donation to the YMCA’s CEO Greg Smith, center right, as Y campers look on.

Money from Deputy Governor’s 5K supports Brac youth

Ten young people from Cayman Brac traveled to Grand Cayman for a YMCA summer camp and leadership program from Aug. 13-18.

Campers focus on world of photography

Children attending YMCA summer camp got some insight into the world of photography by a Caymanian documentary filmmaker in London. Ward Scott was on island visiting his mother when he took time out to teach the kids about photography during a visit with campers at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church.

YMCA camps unite for day of fun

Over 150 campers attending the YMCA Cayman Islands summer camp at Truman Bodden Sports Complex had a blast on Thursday. The special event brought together the island’s three Y camps from Camana Bay Sports Complex, Field of Dreams and CIBC youths at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church.

YMCA hosts event for founding donors

The Young Men’s Christian Association hosted founding donors for an evening of recognition and celebration on May 25.

A sea of blue at Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge

Nearly 2,000 walkers and runners took to the streets in George Town Sunday for the fourth annual Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.

Dart supports YMCA as corporate founder

Trinity has been named Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator at the Hedge Week Global Awards. “We are absolutely thrilled with winning this award and give thanks for the support of every one of our clients in achieving it,” Trinity CEO John McCann said. “For Trinity it represents recognition from the marketplace for our sustained innovation, our ongoing investment in technology and the continued depth of knowledge and dedication of our staff in adapting and responding to an ever-evolving industry.”

YMCA to benefit from DG’s 5K run

Proceeds from Deputy Governor Franz Manderson’s annual 5K run this year will go to the local chapter of the YMCA. Mr. Manderson said he hoped the event could raise $60,000 for the charity. The money will go toward a “ropes challenge course” in Grand Cayman.

Expansion a hot topic at YMCA board retreat

Leaders of one of Cayman’s newest service organizations have their sights set on growth, with a dedicated facility on the table at its retreat, held last weekend. The YMCA of the Cayman Islands board of directors spent a weekend in East End to plan the organization’s future in Cayman, according to a press release.

YMCA community gathers for second annual training session

More than 130 staff, volunteers and supporters took part in the YMCA’s second annual Leaders for Youth conference on Friday and Saturday. The conference, held at St. Ignatius Catholic School in George Town, offered up two days of learning to the participants to support the YMCA’s work.
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Training weekend set for youth leaders

The YMCA is hosting two days of training for more than 100 staff, volunteers and community partners to support the work they do with Cayman’s youth. The second annual Leaders for Youth Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday with the theme “Bridge of Hope.”

YMCA hosts teen leaders training

Throughout the summer, 45 teenagers took part in the YMCA’s Counselor in Training program that aims to hone leadership skills.

Christmas in summer for charity drive

Five organizations received early Christmas presents this summer when PropertyCayman RE/MAX decided that instead of having a brand launch party, it would donate the money to the community.

Young Brac campers explore Cayman history, culture

The Brac YMCA culture camp wrapped up last week, with children learning about Cayman’s history and heritage on the Sister Islands.

Brac camp sends kids a blast from past

The Brac YMCA Culture Camp recently kicked off with an action packed schedule.

YMCA Summer Camp expands to Savannah

Youngsters in Bodden Town and the eastern districts have a new summer camp option this year.

Brac camp offers up a cultural cornucopia

Youngsters are exited to be gearing up for a summer session of fun at the YMCA Brac Summer Culture camp.

Heritage House winds up packed school year

Heritage House on Cayman Brac recently hosted a variety of events providing lots of fun learning opportunities for children.

Students steer drones in pilot program

Through the YMCA’s “Discovery with Drones” program, students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School flew a drone for the first time this week.

YMCA reaches out to corporate Cayman

The YMCA Cayman Islands launched its “Corporate Founders” fundraising campaign on Tuesday night at the Westin Grand Cayman Resort with an event that highlighted what it does, what it has accomplished so far, and what it plans to do.

Chefs visit Red Bay students

Guests chefs Mike Lata and Edward Lee on Thursday paid the students of Red Bay Primary School a visit in celebration of the upcoming Slow Food Day.

Red Bay students take the YMCA pledge

Forty students of the Red Bay Primary extended after-school program pledged to upkeep the five core values of the YMCA on March 23.

Kids CARE at George Town Primary

Students at George Town Primary School are participating in a new program this month aimed at building their knowledge of proper animal care.

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