Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Make a Pledge!

About the YMCA
Because of the developing partnership between Cook County, ISD166 and the Duluth Area Family YMCA, there is growing interest in learning more about the Y! For starters, let me share some basic information straight out of the YMCA Program and Services Guide!

The Duluth YMCA is dedicated to putting the principles of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all!

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That's because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

Improving the nation's health and well-being.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Go to for more information about the Duluth Area Family YMCA.  The information at this site is similar to what is currently being planned for the Cook County Family YMCA.  However, there will be differences to meet the specific needs of Cook County residents and members.  A local board will be formed to direct and serve the Cook County Family YMCA.

Interested in learning more about the YMCA and the Cook County Community Center?  
Tomorrow (July 12) from 2pm-5pm at the Courthouse, the ISD 166 School Board, Cook County Board and City of Grand Marais will be participating in a joint meeting to discuss further planning of the Cook County Family YMCA. The Public is encouraged to attend.

In addition, there will be a Public Input Meeting tomorrow evening (July 12) from 6pm-8pm in the Jane Mianiowski Room at the school. Here you will get a look at the proposed architectural and programming plans for the remodel/addition to the West Wing of the school.  Come, give us your feedback and input about what you'd like for the programming and floor plan!

Interested in making a Pledge?
Pledges are being taken now for memberships to the Cook County Family YMCA. Show your support for the project by completing a non-binding 2013 Membership Pledge Form. It's easy!