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Letter: Y is much more than a place for exercise

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Most everyone knows the Y as a great provider of programs and services. Here in Mathews for example, we offer group exercise classes, like Zumba, Pilates, and yoga; we have a great year-round youth soccer program; we even offer swimming and water exercise in the summer. From sailing to volleyball to cardio and strength training equipment to fit most people’s needs, the Y offers something for everyone.

The Y is about much more than programs and services, however. Through the Y, youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Through the Y, youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance, and resources to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. And, through the Y, volunteers are combining efforts to build a stronger, more inclusive community and promote positive change for all.

Every day, we work side by side with neig...

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