Categories: News and Events, Other, YMCA

Recent AP article highlights the D2L/YMCA community prevention efforts

The Associated Press published an article over the weekend about the child protection efforts by national youth serving organizations including the YMCA.  The article specifically mentions the work local YMCAs are doing to increase awareness and educate adults in the community. Like Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA of the USA relies on its locally …

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Categories: Other, Success Stories, YMCA

Congratulations to the Merrimack Valley YMCA!

Merrimack Valley YMCA has already trained 413 individual’s in 2012 and they have 2 more trainings to go this month!  What a way to start the new year!  They have also just received a $4,000 donation from their local Rotary Club to support their Darkness to Light initiative!  This will go a long way in …

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Categories: Other, YMCA

Partnering in Prevention Steering Committee

On December 8th and 9th YMCA CEOs, Darkness to Light, and The Redwoods Group Foundation came together to discuss child sexual abuse prevention. The Partnering in Prevention Steering committee was originally formed in August of this year, and the group continues to meet on a quarterly basis to further prevention efforts among YMCAs and their …

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Categories: Misc, News and Events, Other, Success Stories, YMCA

New Jersey YMCA State Alliance takes a bold stand against child sexual abuse

Last Friday, September 23, 2011 the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance came together to discuss child protection. Thirty-nine Ys were present at the meeting, and all approved taking D2L’s Stewards of Children program to scale and moving ahead with implementing the training program in their communities. Rick Gorab, CEO of the Metro YMCAs of the …

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Categories: Misc, News and Events, Other, YMCA

D2L Announces new partnership and leadership changes to help prevent childhood sexual abuse

This month we finalized a dramatic leap forward in our mission in the form of partnership with a group of large YMCA’s up and down the eastern seaboard. As an organization this means we are moving out of start-up phase and into a true large-scale operating phase. To support this evolution in our organization’s life, …

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