Advocacy Day 2019 | MetroWest YMCA

Advocacy Day 2019

Aug 14, 2019

METROWEST YMCA ADVOCACY DAY HOSTED BY STATE SENATE PRESIDENT KAREN SPILKA AND REPRESENTATIVE CAROLYN DYKEMA PROVIDED OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE IMPACT OF Y SUMMER CAMPS.

HOPKINTON, MA – On Thursday August 1, State Senate President Karen Spilka, Congressman Joe Kennedy, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, State Representatives Dykema, Gentile, Lewis, Linsky, and Robinson, District Attorney Ryan, Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer, and more than 100 community and business leaders gathered for Advocacy Day, to see first-hand the effective ways the Y is working to address pressing topics such as Summer Learning Loss Prevention, Childhood Obesity, the Achievement Gap, engaging youth-at-risk and leading and guiding today’s teens to become tomorrow’s leaders.

 “Another amazing day at the YMCA Family Outdoor Center in Hopkinton! The Y plays an essential role in the lives of people from our region through quality, affordable summer camps for kids, and critical programs and services for residents of all ages. It was great to witness the impact of Y Summer Camp first-hand, and to see nearly 1,000 local children making life-long memories and gaining life-skills. .. I’m proud to host leaders from throughout MetroWest. It was incredible to see our turnout double this year! Thank you to all who attended including local school and town officials and Congresswoman Katherine M. Clark, Congressman Joe Kennedy, Senator Karen Spilka, and Reps. David Linsky, Carmine Gentile, Jack Lewis, and Maria Duaime Robinson, as well as DA Marian Ryan and Mayor Yvonne Spicer. It's wonderful to see our local YMCA ‘family’ growing!” said, State Representative Carolyn Dykema

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About the MetroWest Y: The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The MetroWest Y, with branches in Framingham and Hopkinton, serves more than 20,000 people annually with its programs, and has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.