What's Your Y? Watch as former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams and Y teens share their stories, talk about the impact the Y has had on their lives, and reveal how the YMCA helped them "find their why." #WhatsYourY

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What's Your Y with Ryan La Barrie and Jay Williams


"The YMCA is a place that is much more than a gym. It’s a place where teens can come and have fun but also learn lessons they can use to prepare themselves in the long-run."

-  Y Teen Ryan La Barrie


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Jay Williams on Instagram Live


On Tuesday, December 1, former NBA player, current ESPN analyst and YMCA alum Jay Williams joined YMCA of Greater New York President and CEO, Sharon Greenberger, on Instagram Live for an uplifting discussion about how the Y has made an impact, not only on his life, but on the thousands of lives in our communities who depend on the services the Y provides. 

Watch the conversation below.


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As a nonprofit organization that operates branches, childcare, camp sites, and community centers across the city, the YMCA has pivoted to meet critical needs during the pandemic. But since closing our branches in mid-March, the Y has lost over $70 million in revenue, threatening our ability to serve those who need us most, highlighted in this CBS news clip. Help us reach our goal of $5 million to provide the vital services that the city and New Yorkers across all five boroughs depend upon, by giving to the Campaign for New York City >

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