It has been an experience of a lifetime to serve the community as a YMCA of Honolulu employee for the the past ten years. Having been a complete newcomer to the Y, no one is more surprised than I am to have lasted this long! What is not surprising however, is that the organization has flourished for a full 150 years and shows no sign of slowing down. Anyone who sets foot through our doors on any given day would understand what I mean. There’s a constant flurry of activity by vibrant people from all walks of life. You can feel the energy through their conversation, music, and laughter.
It’s tricky to condense the last decade into a single letter so here’s what I’ve been feeling recently: (click "Read More")
There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before crossing the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day.
For too many parents, safety in and around water is not on the list; and that’s something we need to change.
We're very proud to share that we have a published author working at the Kaimuki YMCA!
It's our very own Healthy Start Room staff, Leslie Sharp.
Her book, "A Failure to Thrive," is her personal account of the Canadian Blood Disaster. Learn more below!
To pre-order her book, use our Contact Form!
Cost is $15.50.
She will be selling and signing her books - and $3 from each book sale will go to our Annual Campaign.
Keep updated through our social media channels on the book signing.
Today was one of the saddest days of my life.
Today I am saying goodbye to the program that helped me through my life as a teen for the past 6 years. I've learned to speak, lead, and learned to make friends - that wouldn't be possible without Youth and Government. (READ: How Youth and Government Changed my Life)
Our Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, Dan Kaneko, recently returned from an internship with the Osaka YMCA. In this blog entry, he shares with us what he's learned, all the fun experiences he's had, and why he would recommend this internship to others!
Hisashiburi desu ne - I recently returned from a 3-month trip abroad spent working for the Osaka YMCA and also exploring Japan and other Asian countries. My adventure abroad was full of new experiences, cultural exchanges, valuable friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Here's a collection of information, insights and, inspiration from us to you 🌺