Community Connection

“In the Spotlight” Archives

Lynn Anderson & Generation POUND
Ray Hassel
Yolonda Hughes
Jim McCusker
Vema Palmer
Lisa Petronella
Ben Ross
Jeff Staikoff & Susan Cook
Sam & Ben Wesley



CPR/AED & First Aid Training

American Red Cross CPR/AED classes take just a few hours, but can help you save a life when every moment counts. With CPR/AED classes for Good Samaritans, parents, teachers, grandparents, office staff, and medical professionals alike, we can help you learn how, and when, to provide care for someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

Be sure to sign up for this essential training. Stay tuned for upcoming dates/times.


Darkness to Light Training

The statistics are startling. Approximately twenty percent of ALL victims of sexual abuse are under age eight. One in five children are sexually solicited while on the internet.  Thirty to forty percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members. There are an estimated 39 million survivors of sexual abuse living in the U.S. today.

But there’s good news too. The Community YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light, a nationally acclaimed non-profit, to bring its award winning prevention program, Stewards of Children to Delaware County, Pa.  Stewards of Children is a two hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.  Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility.

Trainings are open to the public and can be of specific interest to youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, teachers, schools, faith centers, and other service organizations. “One of the Y’s areas of focus is on youth development,” said M.J. Gilbert, Branch Director and Stewards of Children Trainer of the Community YMCA. “We believe that every child deserves the chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve in a safe and nurturing environment, and that’s why partnering with Darkness to Light for this program is so important to us.”

The trainings facilitate discussion about the incidence and consequence of abuse and presents information about child protection policies and mandates. Continuing education credits for professionals in various fields can be obtained through this training.

The Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County has a Corporate Partnership with dozens of other locations in the region. Click here for a full list!