Marco YMCA in the News 2017-11-17T15:31:16+00:00


Chipping in to change lives: Plans underway for Y’s golf tourney

November 17, 2017 Jean Shaw looks at the upcoming Dec. 9, 23rd Annual Marco Y Golf Tournament this way: For about the same price you’d pay to play a high-end, private or semi-private course, she says, you get a continental breakfast, lunch and the chance of attractive door prizes thrown in. And, there’s the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping the Greater Marco Family YMCA continue with its community work, charitable outreach programs and wide array of activities and programs for youth and adults.  Read More

Young students benefit from Y normalization efforts

September 28, 2017 Working parents in hard-hit East Naples also offered relief. Quick to resume its afterschool educational programs at three off-campus sites in Collier County, the Marco Y has been working hard to create a sense of normalcy for kids and families. The sites, at Manatee and Parkside Elementary schools as well as Everglades City, all cater to lower income families. Read More

Marco Y rebounds after setbacks: Help from afar eases the burden

September 21, 2017 Everybody has an Irma story, and Marco’s YMCA is one of extreme gratitude and dogged determination. And, there’s a little bit of a “friend of a friend” scenario thrown in to make it a happy ending of sorts. Before Irma hit, Y Healthy Living Director Deborah Passero got in touch with her son Jason, who works for Michigan-based Rockford Construction. Read More

A head start for those in need: Y outreach program helps struggling children

September 5, 2017 If a child doesn’t read at an accepted level by third to fourth grade, the chances of failure at school – and life – go up significantly. The Greater Marco Family YMCA doesn’t like this sobering fact, so for the past 10 years has run a mentoring program called YMCA-Reads! Read More

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