Saturday, May 15
MAY IS ASIAN/ PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH!
Join us in recognizing the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
Discover and learn about influential Asian/Pacific Islander American leaders and historical figures who inspire us by clicking below!
Duke Kahanamoku was a gold medal Olympic swimmer who trained at the Central Y in Honolulu, setting world records for the 400 and 500 relay races in 1960.
CELEBRATE & LEARN MORE!The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum all join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Enjoy online events, lectures, panel discussions, and more here!
Minh Le reads aloud his book “Drawn Together,” illustrated by Dan Santat.
Walk. Run. Dance. Play. What’s your move?Everyone needs physical activity to be healthy. And Move Your Way has tips and tools to help you and your family get more active!
NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH
Due to the pandemic, Idaho children missed out on many typical summer activities last year, including swim lessons. As National Water Safety Month kicks off this May, David Duro, Treasure Valley Family YMCA President and CEO, sees an increased need for these essential, life-saving programs.
“It’s critical now more than ever for parents to get their kids into swim lessons to not only learn to swim, or swim better, but also how to be safe around water and in the different aquatic environments,” said Duro. “Whether it’s at the Y or other organizations around the Treasure Valley, we must get kids water-safe to save lives.”
MOVE IN MAY
48 HOURS OF GIVING CHALLENGE
Join us this last week of our Annual Campaign by donating during our 48 Hours of Giving Challenge! The Y’s Annual Campaign is a $1.4MM campaign to provide Financial Assistance to those in our community that need YMCA programs and services but cannot afford them.
Give before Tuesday at midnight to help us unlock a series of gifts from our matching sponsors!
Early donations are open, so if you would like to give now, all donations count toward our 48 Hours of Giving Challenge totals and our challenge/matching gift!