Armed Services YMCA
by Early Childhood Development Programs
Parents remark “this is a perfect part-time program for preschoolers!” Our convenient location (in USCG housing), affordable rates, and discounts for members E-5 and below enable children to have fun with their friends. Hana DePriest, was bringing her children to the program when she discovered the experience of working with children and visiting with other families was wonderful. She applied for a teaching position and was later promoted to the program coordinator position. “I’ve benefited from this program so much,” Hana remarks, “both as a parent and an employee. I love that this program reinvests into our community and offers great part-time work opportunities to military families while providing much needed services.”
Walk to Nature
On Saturday October 27th the first annual Walk to Nature event took its first steps! We had 225 community members and volunteers participate on what turned out to be beautiful day. It brought our community together along city streets and culminated in front of the bay at Miller Knox Regional Shoreline in Point Richmond. Participants arrived at the park to food and activities for everyone to enjoy as well as live music and dancing by the Chinyakare Ensemble. The Y along with a multitude of other CBO’s worked hand and hand for months to plan and provide a great outdoor experience for families and took great pride in knowing this was the first step in the right direction for next year.
Special thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day’s festivities.
Halloween Starts Here @ Coronado
Saturday, October 27. Halloween started here at the Coronado Community YMCA. The night’s total count was over 300 youth and adults enjoying a safe and fun environment. The evening included face painting, palm reading, coloring stations and the main attraction the famous haunted house. The night was capped off by handing out bags of treats which included granola bars and a few sweets along with a book of the member’s choice.