September 16, 2019

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Cayman Islands YMCA Leaders, Soldiers for Youth

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This past weekend the YMCA of the Cayman Islands hosted its 4th Annual Leaders for Youth Conference, which brought together near 150 YMCA staff, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners, to learn from each other and grow as leaders in their community. The event featured workshops led by local community partners: the National Drug Council, […]

Saying goodbye to the Plant City Family YMCA [to come to Cayman Islands]

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By Justin Kline From Plant City Observer Zach Hilferding is joining the YMCA of the Cayman Islands after nearly three years in Plant City. When Zach Hilferding became executive director of the Plant City Family YMCA in 2016, his goal was to help build it into a “strong, community-driven leader” in the Tampa Metropolitan Area […]

YMCA afterschool programme

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Cayman Islands Health Ministry supports YMCA afterschool programme GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) – A dozen staff from the Ministry of Health spent an evening volunteering at Bodden Town Primary School last month. Their aim was to support and help raise awareness for the Extended After-School Programme (EASP) that the YMCA operates for government schools across the […]

Grant Thornton in the Cayman Islands join the YMCA to give back to the community

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On Friday 21 September, Grant Thornton in the Cayman Islands came together for the annual ‘GT in the Community’ corporate social responsibility day. Each year, Grant Thornton’s 50,000 employees close office doors as all staff are encouraged to get involved in local community projects, with a promise of the global initiative to ‘Act, Commit and […]

Inaugural Student Volunteer Fair attracts big crowds in Cayman Islands

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – More than 700 students from six high schools attended the Cayman Islands’ first-ever Student Volunteer Fair at the John Gray High School Gymnasium on Friday, 22 June 2018. Organised by the Youth Services Unit (YSU) of the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, Agriculture & Lands (ESYAL), the all-day event was opened […]

University-bound student inspires youth at the Cayman Islands Y

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Caymanian Samuel Reid is preparing to pursue civil engineering studies in the UK but while he awaits his university experience, the 21-year old is keeping himself busy by giving back to the community through his involvement with the YMCA Cayman Islands. Reid works at the Y as a Youth Development Leader where he helps to […]

YMCA ropes challenge course

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Deputy Governor first to climb on YMCA ropes challenge course Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was the first person to climb on the YMCA’s ropes challenge course after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility today (Wednesday, 11 April 2018). The course was built by the YMCA of the Cayman Islands with cash from the 2017 Deputy […]

YMCA and Cayman Islands Little League find synergy in mission and purpose

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The YMCA of the Cayman Islands (“the Y”) and the Cayman Islands Little League (CILL) have agreed to take their collaborative relationship to a new level. The deeper partnership will result in a combining of resources, allowing two of the oldest and largest providers of youth programmes in the world to unite in a shared […]

YMCA hosts Leaders Youth Conference

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Cayman Islands YMCA hosts Third Annual Leaders for Youth Conference The YMCA of the Cayman Islands recently hosted the 3rd Annual Leaders for Youth Conference, which brings together over 130 participants, including YMCA staff, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners, to learn from each other and grow as leaders in their community. The event featured […]