On November 15, 2012 the 5th grade class at James Madison Elementary had their annual Thanksgiving Diner with invited special guests from the community. These guests were collegiate athletes from Weber State University who compete in football, golf, and track and field.
On Tuesday, November 6 the YMCA Afterschool Program at T.O. Smith Elementary hosted a mock election as a learning opportunity for the youth in there program. The Standard Examiner was there to interview the candidates and other YMCA students about the experience.
The Salt Lake Tribune has highlited the YMCA's efforts to build a new facility in Ogden, UT.
"Lincoln Elementary in Ogden is looking forward to a new neighbor.Plans are in motion for a new YMCA Community Family Center to be built next to the school. Supporters are hoping for a December 2013 ground breaking.The agency received a big boost to their fundraising goal of $650,000 when the Larry H. Miller Group of companies donated a lead gift of $200,000. The goal is to build a 5,800 square foot facility."
The YMCA of Northern Utah has received $200,000 from the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies to act as the founding gift in building a new YMCA Community Family Center in Ogden, UT. The donation kicks off a yearlong campaign to raise the $450,000 more to complete the 5,800 square foot facility which will be located on school property at Lincoln Elementary in Ogden School District.
The Standard Examiner and Salt Lake Tribune both reported on the founding gift from the Miller Family. Use the links below to read the full articles.
The Standard Examiner's Jamie Lampros interviewed Marsha Prantil on her decades of service to the Ogden community. Paired with wonderful pictures of Marsha and the youth of the YMCA this is a delightful article that recognizes the impact Marsha has had. The YMCA will be celebrating Marsha's many accomplishments with a party on August 8, 2012.
The YMCA has partnered with the United Way of Northern Utah, Ogden School District and Mount Ogden Jr. High to develop a full community school at Mount Ogden Jr. High. This past term was the inaugural session of the community classes and they were a big success.
The courses cost $5 for four weekly sessions and are open to all.
Families can register for courses for a group rate of $15. Tuesday courses are taught this Tuesday, April 17 and 25, and May 1. Registration will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Tuesday.
On February 14, 2012 the YMCA Afterschool Program in Ogden donated 1,089 lbs of food to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank. All 14 of our Ogden Afterschool programs participated in the food drive that ran from January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr.
On Thursday February 9, 2012 Students at the Lincoln Elementary YMCA Afterschool Program said thank you to officers wounded in the January shooting. Students wanted to wish the officers a speedy recovery and thank them for their service to the community. "A 9-year-old Lincoln Elementary School student said she felt very sad when Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom was killed and five other officers were wounded early in January."
On Wednesday, February 8 the YMCA worked with Mound Fort Jr. High to facilitate a 'Reality Town' simulation for the 9th graders. The Standard Examiner did a wonderful job capturing the reactions of the 9th graders.
Read the full article here!
On Jan. 19th, as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. week of service, the YMCA partnered with Weber State University's Community Involvement Center to clean floors at the Joyce Hansen Hall food bank inside Catholic Community Service. The YMCA uses this space to operate our West Ogden afterschool program. The meeting area is a large, converted cafeteria with white tiled floors.