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At the Y, amazing stories of impact are happening every day! We are excited to share our latest news with you. If you are a member of the media and would like more information about the stories you find here, or have other inquiries, please contact our communications team!

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Kiki Troutman Learning to Swim

Kiki Troutman, an 8-year-old childhood leukemia survivor has spent the last few months at the East Lake Family YMCA learning how to swim. Troutman is Hawaii bound for a snorkeling trip of her life thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation. The East Lake Family YMCA has played a key role in helping Kiki learn how to swim and become comfortable in water before her big adventure. 

Free Vision Screening for Y Campers

Throughout this summer, children at some YMCA of Metro Atlanta summer camps will be getting a free vision screening. We are partnering with Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and Kia to provide vision checks at 8 camps. If a child fails the vision screening, they will receive a referral and voucher to get glasses and another eye exam. 

Y's Partnership with the Atlanta Hawks

The YMCA is now the official Jersey Patch Partner of the Atlanta Hawks! We look forward to working together to strengthen our community!

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