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YMCA Child Care receives $1.3 million from DCYF

YMCA Child Care

EVERETT—The YMCA of Snohomish County is proud to announce that 18 of its School-Age Care sites are recipients of complex needs funding from the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), a vital investment in supporting the mental health and holistic development of youth in YMCA child care. This funding, totaling $1.3 million, […]

Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA welcomes new Executive Director

Monroe Sky Valley Family YMCA

MONROE—The Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA is excited to announce its new Executive Director, Anthony Schmidt, who brings nearly 15 years of YMCA experience to Monroe, with extensive work in membership and programs. He has spent all of his Y career at the Marysville Family YMCA, with a brief stint as interim executive director in Monroe […]

YMCA of Snohomish County awarded $277,500 grant to expand STEM opportunities


EVERETT, Wash., August 8, 2023—M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, a local philanthropic organization, awarded the YMCA of Snohomish County a multi-year, $277,500 grant to expand its successful Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Discovery Program. Grant funds will allow the program to serve youth at all YMCA School-Age Care (SAC) sites for the 2023-24 school year. […]

$92,000 raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County

Big Brothers Big Sisters

EVERETT, Wash., July 3, 2023—Despite a cold and rainy Father’s Day Sunday, the 9th Annual Dream Builders Car Show brought in $92,000 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Snohomish County’s youth mentorship programs. The terrible weather reduced show participation by nearly 50 percent, but it was still the second-highest grossing event in the […]

Stingrays Swim Team wrapped up its season at the State Special Olympics Meet

Stingrays Swim Team

EVERETT, Wash., July 3, 2023—The Mukilteo Family YMCA is home to the Stingrays Swim Team, an adaptive swim program that offers athletes with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn about swimming as a sport while having fun and making friends. The Stingrays just wrapped up their 2023 season by competing at the Washington […]

YMCA of Snohomish County Honors Volunteers of the Year

ymca volunteers

EVERETT, Wash., July 2, 2023 – The YMCA of Snohomish County resumed hosting its Volunteers of the Year Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, June 14. This annual celebration returns for the first time post-pandemic. Volunteers from all six branches, the Board of Trustees, and the Youth Development Board were honored and recognized for their service to […]

YMCA of Snohomish County awarded USA Swimming Foundation Grant

YMCA grant

EVERETT, Wash., May 27, 2023 — The YMCA of Snohomish County was selected as one of 35 adult programs from the USA Swimming Foundation’s nationwide network of swim lesson providers to receive grant money in early 2023. The grant award will go toward the Y’s continued efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons for […]

YMCA of Snohomish County sends largest student delegation to the 76th Youth Legislature

YMCA Youth Legislature

EVERETT, WA. May 21, 2023—Youth delegates from the YMCA of Snohomish County recently attended the 76th Youth Legislature in Olympia, WA, a 4-day conference bringing together students from across Washington state to participate in a mock legislature session. The Snohomish County delegation was the largest in the state, consisting of 48 Youth and Government students […]

YMCA partners with Techbridge Girls for STEM Enrichment Program

STEM Girls

EVERETT, WA. February 20, 2023 – The YMCA of Snohomish County is partnering with Techbridge Girls to bring STEM ChangeMakers™, an innovative, out-of-school enrichment program, to three YMCA locations. STEM ChangeMakers is a place for girls and gender-expansive youth in grades 6-8 to explore topics like environmental engineering, computer science and coding in a supportive, […]

YMCA of Snohomish County Celebrates Lifeguard Academy Graduates

YMCA Lifeguard Academy

EVERETT, Wash., February 10, 2023—The first graduating class of the YMCA of Snohomish County’s Lifeguard Academy celebrated their accomplishments on Saturday, February 4 at the Everett Family YMCA. Seven students completed the comprehensive youth development program equipped with critical skills they can add to their resumes. “We’re incredibly proud of our graduates,” said Thomas Wunderlich, […]

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