To register for the clinic, click HERE.
To register for the clinic, click HERE.
From April 21-27, 2013, the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA will recognize National Volunteer Week – a time to honor individuals who dedicate themselves to helping strengthen their communities. As the Y joins the nation in recognizing and celebrating volunteers, it also encourages everyone to find ways to give back and make a difference.
“Volunteering and giving back are critical to helping more individuals and communities be healthy, connected and secure,” said Becky Shipley, Executive Director, YMCA in East Cobb. “At the Y, volunteers help drive our cause of strengthening community by nurturing the potential of youth, improving the nation’s health and well-being and supporting our neighbors. The programs and services we offer to men, women and children of all ages are made possible in large part by volunteers who donate their time and talents.”
The Y, one of the leading nonprofits and volunteer organizations in the country, offers individuals and families opportunities to volunteer in ways that let them connect and develop meaningful relationships, all while making an impact in communities they care about. Here in East Cobb the Y’s volunteers helped create sport programs for children with disabilities, built the largest youth soccer program in the state, and raise money to support YMCA operations and programming in the community. Many more opportunities exist for others to help make a difference.
National Volunteer Week is a great time to get involved. Here are five ways individuals can take an active role at the Y and in their community:
Each year, more than half a million people volunteer their time to the Y. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policy makers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people deserve.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities in our community visit www.volunteermatch.com or check with local non-profits.
Starting Monday, April 1st from 4-7 pm., Eat Right Atlanta has partnered with the YMCAs in East Cobb to offer a FRESH produce stand.
At half the retail price, receive a basket offering a variety of fruits and vegetables to feed your family for two weeks. The produce stand will be offered every other Monday at the McCleskey location and every other Saturday (starting April 13th) at the Northeast Cobb location from 9 – 11 am.
McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA is located at 1055 E. Piedmont Road and the Northeast Cobb YMCA at 3010 Johnson Ferry Road.
Family Nights at the McCleskey Y allow families a time and a place to come together to have a good time, participate in a variety of fun activities, share and communicate and strengthen their relationships and meet other families. Family Fun Nights are free and open to all facility members as well as program and community members.
The next Family Fun Night will be held at the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA March 2 from 6-8 pm and the theme is Magic, Magic, Magic! Parents and kids will enjoy a special night of mesmerizing, magical fun!
McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA is located at 1055 East Piedmont Road. For more information call (770) 977-5991.
The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is looking for females ages 21 to 60 to participate in a new weight management research program. The goal is safe, effective and maintained weight loss through use of moderate exercise and changes in eating behaviors. This study is related to The Coach Approach, which was developed by the Y in 2003 as a highly-supportive coaching process that helps build the habit of regular physical activity. The program will be conducted at four local YMCAs.
Program participants must be female, 21-60 years old, have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40, (for example, a female of five feet and four inches would be required to weigh between 174 and 232 pounds), and who are not exercising regularly, which is less than 20 minutes per week average for the past year. They must have a goal to lose weight, but not presently be enrolled in another weight-loss program. Participants cannot be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, cannot be taking psychological or weight loss medications, and cannot have a medical problem affecting eating, weight, or metabolic rates, or where calorie or fat restriction is a problem.
Study participants will receive full access to a YMCA for two years, including the swimming pool, wellness center and the walking track. The study begins March 1, 2013.
For more information or to see if you meet the inclusion criteria, contact one of these YMCA wellness directors:
The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn grow and connect. Visit http://www.ymcaatlanta.org or call 404-588-YMCA (9622).
Recreational soccer programs are offered from the U4 to the U19 age groups through the McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA. The recreational soccer program is designed to teach fundamental soccer principles and skills to the younger age groups. Participants at the older age groups are typically looking for a less competitive soccer environment than that found in the select program.
Registration is open through February 18.McClesky-East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 E Piedmont Rd, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991 or www.ymcaatlanta.org.
Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of health together at the McCleskey & Northeast Cobb Y’s. Preview classes, tour the facility, enjoy the pool, give-a-ways and the children’s center. The event is free and open to the public. Sunday, February 3rd. 1-4pm.
February 10-April 30. Adult inline hockey league ages 30+: 10 weeks of Hockey: 8-week season; 2 weeks of play-offs. Games played in three 8-minute periods! Register individually. Captains select teams after evaluations. Goalies of any age play for free, but must register as a program member. Teams selected during midweek practices and scrimmages. McCleskey YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. Contact Jeff Shimizu for more info at 678-232-7233. Sundays, 6– 10pm. Members: $80. Non-Members: $120.
Required Equipment: HECC approved helmet with full facemask, skates with no brakes, knee & shin pads, mouth guard, stick, gloves, elbow pads, protective cup. Recommended: chest protector.
Babysitting class, Saturday, January 26, for ages 10+. Learn about basic childcare accident prevention, handling emergencies, entertainment ideas and more. Includes ID card, certificate, manual & helpful babysitting handouts. Bring a doll to class. 10-11:30am. $30/members $40/non-members. Northeast Cobb YMCA, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-569-9622 or ChristinaL@ymcaatlanta.org orwww.ymcaatlanta.org.
Saturday, January 26, enjoy music, games and activities: basketball, Wally ball, video games, a Dodge ball tournament, and hang out with your friends in the Teen Center at the Northeast Cobb YMCA, . Pizza and drinks will be sold in the concession area. 7-10pm. Northeast Cobb YMCA, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-569-9622 or ChristinaL@ymcaatlanta.org or www.ymcaatlanta.org.