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Community update: Y services reopened, patrons reminded to take care

11 Dec 2019 - Media ReleasesUpdates

Services temporarily closed due to yesterday's hazardous air quality have reopened, but members and customers are reminded to take health precautions throughout the week.

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Central Coast children learn the gift of giving with the Y

11 Dec 2019 - Media ReleasesOSHC

Children are learning the true gift of giving this Christmas in the Central Coast, with the region’s five Y NSW Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services banding together to donate to four worthy local causes.

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Community update: Y services closed due to air quality

10 Dec 2019 - Media ReleasesUpdates

Five Y centres and programs have temporarily closed until further notice due to poor air quality.

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Broken Hill Young Leaders celebrate a year of progress

The voices of youth in Broken Hill are louder than ever thanks to the establishment of the Broken Hill Young Leaders Team, who celebrated their first birthday today and outlined some key initiatives for 2020.

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Youth empowered through new Y Social Impact Project

Youth in Parramatta, Penrith and Cooma have received almost $50,000 to deliver new events and positively impact their communities in 2020 with the help of the YMCA NSW (the Y).

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YMCA becomes the Y- first logo change in 52 years

26 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesUpdates

YMCA NSW is proud to announce a rebrand to “the Y” as part of a national brand and logo refresh.

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Community update: service changes due to poor air quality

21 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesUpdates

The Air Quality Index for today is currently well above the Hazardous rating in much of NSW, which may result in temporary changes to opening hours, services and classes offered at some Y NSW sites.

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New faces at the Y Lake Haven

20 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

Young people living in the wider Lake Haven region will soon have access to more support and opportunities with the YMCA NSW (the Y) establishing a new Youth Team at Gravity Youth Centre.

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The Y makes a splash in Oberon with new pool features

19 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW (The Y) is making waves in Oberon as locals rush to the pool to beat the heat.

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Community update: Wingham and Manning closed due to smoke

The Y’s Wingham Memorial Swimming Pool and Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre have been forced to close due to smoke today, Friday 15 November.

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Community update: Three YMCA services remain closed due to continuing fire danger

13 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesUpdates

Three YMCA NSW (The Y) services will remain closed today, Wednesday 13 November, to ensure the safety of staff, members and the broader community as bushfires and dangerous weather conditions continue to threaten communities in parts of the state.

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Community update: All Y NSW services have reopened

13 Nov 2019 - Media ReleasesUpdates

The YMCA NSW (The Y) is pleased to announce all its services have reopened following temporary closures earlier in the week due to the bushfires and dangerous weather conditions.

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YMCA temporarily closes services due to catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday 12 November 2019

Twelve YMCA NSW (The Y) services will be temporarily closed tomorrow to ensure the safety of staff, members and the broader community as bushfires threaten communities across the state.

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The Y provides ‘Uplift’ for young people in mental health month

11 Oct 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

With 18-24 years olds having the highest prevalence of mental illness than any other age group in Australia, youth organisation YMCA NSW (The Y) is doing something about it. The Y will expand Uplift, a new and free mental and physical wellbeing program for young people across several Y sites in Sydney.

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Youth Parliamentarians bring a fresh perspective to NSW Ministers

25 Sep 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

Young people from across NSW today met with NSW Government Ministers and MPs to discuss the issues facing young people. The young people presented Ministers with a series of Bills developed as part of YMCA NSW’s (The Y NSW) highly successful Youth Parliament program.

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Young people to take over State Parliament, debate big issues during the 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament

04 Jul 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

From Monday 15 July, around 80 young people from across NSW will take over the chambers of State Parliament House to debate bills on topics including youth mental health, stronger Indigenous representation in schools and climate and the environment, as part of the 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.

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NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show returns to Taree to showcase and celebrate local talent

27 Jun 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

After a successful debut last year, the NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show will return to Taree in July as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week events.

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YMCA NSW thanks all volunteers and recognises the contribution of young volunteers this National Volunteer Week

23 May 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

This National Volunteer Week (20-26 May) YMCA NSW thanks and commends the 3.9 million volunteers whose efforts make our communities and our nation stronger, including the many thousands of young volunteers.

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NSW Election: Leaders must commit to appointing a youth affairs minister to cabinet

20 Mar 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

YMCA NSW, part of the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, is calling on Gladys Berejiklian and Michael Daley to commit to appointing a Minister for Youth Affairs to cabinet should they win Saturday’s election. This youth portfolio is urgently needed to address the significant and worsening situation for young people in NSW.

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Program gives Western Sydney youth a sporting chance

22 Feb 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

The NSW Government will invest more than $115,000 in a crime prevention program that uses sport to steer disadvantaged young people in Western Sydney onto the right path.

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