Why the Y? See what is happening!!
If you are in the neighbood of Babbitt Rd. stop by The Euclid Family YMCA. The YMCA has undergone some changes over the last year, including new staff, new classes, new paint and will soon have new locker rooms! Courtney Nicolai, the former supervisor for the Euclid Collaborative at the Y is now the Branch Director. She has been with the Euclid YMCA for almost nine years. Come and meet the rest of our staff team that consists of Brendan McCormack-Membership Coordinator, Mustafa Lange-Aquatics Coordinator, Anthony Jones-Youth Sports Director, Kyan Johnson-Wellness Director and Robert Pruitt-Collaborative Supervisor. The Euclid Y has also added several new classes over the last few months. We are now offering Karate, Cheerleading, Jewelry Making, Hula lesson, Family Fitness Nights, CPR/First Aid Classes and a wide variety of Fitness, Aquatics and sports classes. Summer Camp registration is also in full swing. Camp runs June 10th -August 16th and spaces fill fast!
The Euclid YMCA has begun planning our first ever 5k run in conjunction with the Shore Cultural Centre's Wind Festival. Stay tuned for more information. The race is set to start at 10am at the Y and will end at the Shore Centre for the start of the festival.
We are also looking for new Advisory Board Members who have the Time, Talent and Treasure to give to the branch. Current Board Members include: Oakland Lewis (Consultant), Howard Drake (Rick Case Honda), Keith Bell (Euclid City Schools), Letitia Null (Horseshoe Casino) and Brian Moore (Moore Counseiling and Mediation). If you are interested in finding out more about the Board please contact Courtney Nicolai at (216) 731-7454.
Some exciting news to share for our branch is that we were awarded a grant from Starting Point to provide Out Of School Time Programming. With this money we have been able to run, free of charge, our Life Guard Academy. Over the last several months we have been working with 15 local youth, teaching them swimming skills, CPR, First Aid and Life Saving classes. The youth are between the ages of 15-17 and when the course is completed will be given the opportunity to interview with the Y for employment and other local aquatic facilities. Stay tuned...a new round of classes will begin this summer.
Finally, the Euclid Y is in the middle of our Annual Support Campaign. The Euclid Y rasies money each year to support families and youth to particiapte in YMCA programming. At the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, no one is turned away because of an inability to pay! How are we able to do this? Through the generosity of donors just like you. The Greater Cleveland YMCA's Annual Campaign provides membership and program scholarships for over 15,000 adults and children each year.
What Will Your Donation Mean to a Child?
- Your $50 gift to the Annual Campaign will enable one child to participate in an 8-week Y Winner Sports program
- $100 will provide a child with one week of YMCA summer day camp
- $250 will provide one month of school age full-time child care
- $1,000 give a child a full summer of Y Day Camp, helping working parents keep their kids safe and stimulated all summer long!
For more information please visit out website at www.clevelandymca.org or call the branch at (216) 731-7454.
I am the Branch Director for the Euclid Family YMCA.