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Check out these 5 kid-friendly recipes to make at home!

According to The Guardian, nearly 60% of adults ages 18 to 25 leave home without the ability to cook five simple dishes. But with a little planning, parents can show their kids that cooking can be fun and exciting well before they’re off on their own. Plus, the kitchen is a great place for family bonding.

Make sure you have these 5 necessities for summer fun.

Summer break is one of the best times of the year! School is out, the sun is out, and there’s so much daylight to enjoy every day. As a parent, it can feel like a challenge to keep everyone organized and alive when summer arrives. That’s why we’re sharing some of the basic summer necessities to have with you, whether you’re at the pool, the park, or even playing in your backyard.

Hand sanitizer

Visit a museum to beat the heat this summer.

During these dog days of summer, staying cool takes top priority. But that doesn’t mean your kids have to stay at home all day. Take advantage of the many free museums around Austin to get out of the house, learn a little something new, and stay cool—all at the same time!


History: Brush Square Museums

On Saturday, June 29, members of the Y team will join family and friends in celebrating the extraordinary life of Kathy Sue Kasprisin (1954-2019). Kathy was a longtime YMCA member, known for almost daily visits to TownLake over 26 years. Kathleen Casey, who is hosting Kathy's celebration of life, shared Kathy's obituary and an invitation to Y members and staff who knew Kathy.

Meet new board members Susan Burton and Danielle Skidmore

Since the beginning of our global organization nearly two centuries ago, volunteerism has played an integral role in transforming lives and strength

Texas is rooted in a deep, rich history with traditions that span cultures, generations and hundreds of miles. While most people from the Lone Star State may know about significant battles like the Alamo or San Jacinto and historical figures including James Bowie and Stephen F. Austin, the history of African Americans in Texas has its own powerful and pioneering significance.

As the last cool days of spring melt into the inevitable "dog days" of summer, we get to rediscover the excitement of long days, refreshingly cool evenings, catching lightning bugs, and stargazing.

Don’t throw a wrench in your summer fun with a mishap or emergency. There’s a reason so many organizations emphasize safety during the summer months. More people are outdoors, traveling and engaging in activities they don’t do the rest of the year. Big gatherings and lots of free time can translate into kids experimenting without supervision.

On May 16th, 2019, the YMCA of Austin celebrated 66 years as an organization at our annual celebration dinner, Gather ‘Round.

Y member Jane Hayman is a testament to what many personal training clients know: One-on-one support can transform not just your body but your life. 

Hayman was preparing for a trip to Africa last year and had a goal to see a particular group of gorillas in the wild in Rwanda.