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Ayrlawn Costume Parade: A Star Studded Event

Posted on 10/31/14 1:14 PM by Shakarra McGuire
Looking for some last minute costume inspiration? The students at YMCA Ayrlawn showcased these stunning Halloween fashions in their Annual Costume Parade! It was a star studded event with appearances by Queen Elsa, Captain America, Spiderman, Hulk, Batman and many more dignitaries. Check out some of the best costumes below!  We wish you a safe and Happy Halloween!
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Sugar Free Halloween: Day 5

Posted on 10/31/14 9:52 AM by Shakarra McGuire
Friday Fingers in Green Slime
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Sugar Free Halloween: Day 4

Posted on 10/30/14 9:44 AM by Shakarra McGuire
Contributed by Kristy McCarron After you have carved the pumpkins, here is a great way to make use of the seeds!
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A Sugar-Free Halloween: Day 3

Posted on 10/29/14 9:13 AM by Shakarra McGuire
Contributed by Kristy McCarron No added sugar here but that does not mean it cannot be sweet! Here is today's quick recipe for you and your kids to enjoy a healthy week of Halloween treats!
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A Sugar-Free Halloween: Day 2

Posted on 10/28/14 8:54 AM by Shakarra McGuire
Contributed by Kristy McCarron Let's just call this the friendliest spider you'll ever meet! Here is today's quick recipe for you and your kids to enjoy a healthy week of Halloween treats!
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Celebrating Lights On Afterschool

Posted on 10/27/14 2:59 PM by Shakarra McGuire
Last week, our Y branches rallied around Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide campaign that acknowledges the huge impact that afterschool programs have on students, their families and their communities. The Harvard Family Research Project findings show that students who participate in afterschool programs have positive growth academically, socially/mentally and in the areas of prevention, health and wellness. You can locate your nearest opportunity for a YMCA afterschool program here!    Students celebrated by participating in arts and crafts, mural painting and much more! Check out some actions shots from YMCA Arlington and YMCA Loudoun County below!         
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A Sugar-Free Halloween

Posted on 10/27/14 10:27 AM by Shakarra McGuire
Contributed by: Kristy McCarron With Halloween right around the corner, let’s try to reduce our sugar intake during this sugar-filled holiday. Here are some recipes for you and your kids to enjoy a healthy week of Halloween treats.
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Throwback Thursday, Hero Edition!

Posted on 10/23/14 10:16 AM by Shakarra McGuire
Tonight we are hosting our Annual Celebration themed "The Road of Responsibility"! Our Annual Celebration is just one night of the year that we are able to say thank you to all of our volunteers, partners and supporters that help us carry out our mission. Before the party begins, we are taking a look back at our previous celebrations. We are so thankful for those who have joined us in the past and look forward to those who will join us in the future. The photos below are from our 2008 Annual Dinner themed "All Kinds of Heroes Love Their Y". Just in time for your Halloween inspiration, check out these costumes!
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YMCA Around Town!

Posted on 10/20/14 10:04 AM by Shakarra McGuire
The weekend is over but what a great time we had! We were able to participate in the United States Patent Office Trademark Expo where we were so happy to share the history and evolution of the Y brand with our community. Check out some of our photos below and if you missed the event, you can find a brief history of the Y logo here! Happy Monday!
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Coat Drive Recap from WHUR & the Y

Posted on 10/15/14 10:49 AM by Shakarra McGuire
YMCA Potomac Overlook partnered with WHUR 96.3FM (Howard University's Radio Network) to host an incredible coat drive this past weekend! Check out some photos from the event below.
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