How the YMCA Helped Shape America

June 09, 2015

 

NPR highlights how the YMCA helped shape America—from launching the first basketball teams and group swim lessons in the U.S. to popularizing exercise classes and creating the oldest summer camp still in operation."

The NPR History Department highlights how the YMCA helped shape America—from launching the first basketball teams and group swim lessons, to popularizing exercise classes and creating the oldest summer camp still in operation.

"Innovation and impact are in the Y's DNA," says CEO Kevin Washington. "For more than 160 years, the Y has delivered lasting personal and social change by listening to communities and providing innovative, effective solutions to community needs."

Learn more about these innovations.