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A Taste of South Africa: Piri Piri Sauce

Posted on 4/24/15 1:58 PM by Jackie Dilworth
Follow our Virtual Vacation series all year long at http://bit.ly/VirtualTrip!
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South Africa: Your April Getaway!

Posted on 4/16/15 3:29 PM by Jackie Dilworth
It's Spring Break season, which means only one thing: the countdown to summer vacation has begun! Whether you're planning a big trip or are saving up for next year, we're bringing you an experience from across the Athlantic Ocean - climbing Table Mountain in South Africa! 
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Silver Spring Teens Celebrated by Elected Officials, Media & More

Posted on 4/30/14 3:20 PM by Tracey Mitchell
An event hosted by Common Ground, a program that provides meaningful arts experiences for middle school students, drew the attention of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Philanthropist Carol Trawick, Gazette reporters and the community at large. On Thursday, April 24th, as the sun set on the day, about 120 people gathered for an often overlooked cause: positively reinforcing the hard work of local youth.
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Helping Kids with Autism Reach their Greatest Potential

Posted on 4/30/14 12:02 PM by Tracey Mitchell
The Bowie Y is truly a place for all: offering comprehensive pre-school, before and after school care, infant care and day camp programs. Thanks to a grant from the Maryland Department of Education and help from the Arc of Prince George's County, it is also the only local facility that offers inclusive medical child care. As an extension of the Arc’s program, our YMCA is home to a families who have unique needs due to autism. We asked one such parent to speak on her experience.
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A Sound heard throughout the Convention Center

Posted on 4/28/14 2:27 PM by Tracey Mitchell
This weekend, our YMCA was pulling double duty with 12 Healthy Kids Day events and the 3rd annual USA Science and Engineering Fair at the Convention Center – all in the name of youth development. At the #SciFest, kids learned to create their own “Sound Sandwiches.” It was a phenomenal hit for almost 1,000 children and families a day who visited the YMCA booth – the hum was heard throughout the building! You can say – we made an resounding impression. Thanks to our Y team for another impactful day of STEM and for giving youth more reasons to love such an innovative field!
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Child Sexual Abuse Stops Here

Posted on 4/23/14 9:04 AM by Tracey Mitchell
FACT: 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
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Photo of the Week - Happy Earth Day

Posted on 4/22/14 10:53 AM by Tracey Mitchell
200 Southern MS Kids Plant 325 Trees at Camp Letts
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Healthy eating on a budget – yes, it’s really doable!

Posted on 4/18/14 11:46 AM by Tracey Mitchell
There is a common misconception that buying and eating healthy foods will leave your wallet empty. We’re here to tell you it’s simply untrue. If you plan ahead and know what to buy, you’ll be enjoying nutritious eats without scrounging for pennies. Try these tips: Plan your meals – Start your week with a plan for meals and snacks. If you plan your food out, you are less likely to go into the grocery store and pick up whatever looks good. Make your list ahead of time and only buy what you need, which will reduce expensive impulse buys.
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Photo of the Week: Y-Style Prom

Posted on 4/16/14 10:01 AM by Tracey Mitchell
Dancing into Spring Break at Y-Style Prom
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Happy Tax Day

Posted on 4/15/14 2:46 PM by Tracey Mitchell
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