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Summer Camp Learns Philanthropy (July 23-27)

Philanthropy Week: July 23-27

During the week of July 23-27, summer camps and summer campers will learn the value of philanthrophy. Each camp will participate in one fundraising activity during the camp week, including Pie in the Face, Costume Box, and Money Wars. Money contributed during these initatives goes toward the Y's Annual Giving Campaign. One-hundred percent of these funds are used to support children and families afford Y memberships and participate in Y programs.

Here's to the Flying Bananas and all our spirited sports teams!

YMCA spring soccer is in full swing and perhaps no one is having more fun than mom/mascot Rita Rosas. Rita, a Becker Elementary parent, made this costume to represent her daughter's team, the Flying Bananas. Fellow Y mom Gretchen Otto (a Travis Heights Elementary parent) sent in the photo. Thank you for alerting us to the fun, Gretchen! Rita and the Flying Bananas, we love your Y spirit! 

​At the Y, we commit to showing up as Welcoming, Genuine, Hopeful, Nurturing, and Determined. We call it the "Y voice." Rita Rosas reminds us that the secret sixth word could be Fun! 

The Y welcomes Faizah Sabi of Mandela Washington Fellowship

This summer, the YMCA of Austin is proud to serve as a Community Collaborator for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship program for Young African Leaders. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Texas at Austin is hosting 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Business and Entrepreneurship leaders for a six-week Academic and Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Summer Youth Sports at East

Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning a new skill or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about fostering good habits and helping our kids reach their full potential!

Try out one of our sports leagues or clinics this summer, and get ready to have fun and make friends!


Y-RONMAN Fitness Challenge

*Registration for Y-RONMAN 2018 is now closed.*

Swim, bike, and run across the finish line as part of our Y-RONMAN Fitness Challenge, and you could win big!

Including the chance to win two (2), 3 day passes to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, weekend 2!