• Y Water Safety Programs

    YMCA water safety lessons help kids learn how to be safe in the water; they also teach them to be “teachers.”

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  • Minnetonka Heights Community Program

    Minnetonka Heights Community Program (supervised by the Ridgedale YMCA) is a unique, apartment-based initiative that’s been helping kids and families from low-income backgrounds for more than a decade.

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  • From Nature-Deprived to Nature-Enhanced

    Richard Louv’s book, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder,” makes the case that “never before in history have children been so plugged in—and so out of touch with the natural world,” a condition destructive to their development on every level.

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