YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Celebrates 135 Years of Impact 

This Tuesday, May 14, marks a significant milestone for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City as it celebrates its 135th anniversary. Established less than one month after the Oklahoma Land Run in 1889, the YMCA has remained committed to serving the local community and building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.    “For 135 […]

Monday Morning Joe: Love

In today’s Monday Morning Joe episode, Joe continues looking at the twelve Christian principles of the YMCA with a specific focus on the Christian principle: love.   The takeaway? Simply this:  When we know that God loves us deeply and will always go on loving us, whoever we are and whatever we do, it becomes possible […]

Edward L. Gaylord Downtown YMCA Celebrates 25 Years of Resilience and Community

The Edward L. Gaylord Downtown YMCA proudly commemorates the 25th anniversary of its grand opening, which marks a significant milestone in the association’s history. Beyond celebrating a remarkable achievement, this anniversary serves as a testament to the enduring resilience of the Oklahoma City community.   The original YMCA in downtown Oklahoma City was located near […]

Monday Morning Joe: Cup of Joe for Two

On today’s Monday Morning Joe: A Cup of Joe for Two, Joe is joined by Ray Wolber, CEO/Founder of Slate Recovery, and Charles Gosset, Program Director.  Slate Recovery is a new intensive outpatient treatment facility in Oklahoma City dedicated to providing a profound and life-change recovery experience.   Slate’s approach to healing is deeply personal, treating […]

Monday Morning Joe: April 15, 2024

In this special episode of Monday Morning Joe: A Cup of Joe for Two, Joe is joined by Lisa Reed, President and Executive Director of Peaceful Family Oklahoma.   Lisa, a native Oklahoman, holds a Master of Social Work in Administration and Community Practice from the University of Oklahoma. With over 25 years of experience in […]

Monday Morning Joe: April 8, 2024

Today’s Monday Morning Joe explores the Christian principle of respect.   Jesus showed respect by listening with empathy, treating others with dignity and worth, respecting cultural customs and differences, and serving others.   At the YMCA, the importance of respect as a core Christian principle is it reflects God’s love and fosters healthy relationships within our community […]

Monday Morning Joe: April 1, 2024

What is a Christian principle and what does it mean to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all?   From my perspective a Christian principle is a transformative action that seeks to break vicious cycles we find ourselves trapped in. It is a principle we see exemplified […]

Monday Morning Joe: Tyranny of the Moment

Every so often we can find ourselves stuck in a moment and we can’t get out of it. In today’s episode, Joe talks about the tyranny of the moment and offers resources on how to get unstuck when you are feeling trapped and lose sight of your goals.  https://vimeo.com/923771014 Listen to Joe on Spotify March […]

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Announces Merger With Norman, Weatherford YMCAs 

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is excited to announce a completed merger with two previously independent YMCAs: Great Plains Family YMCA and Norman YMCA (formerly known as the Cleveland County Family YMCA).    The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, which has been home to central Oklahoma for nearly 135 years, has locations from Davis […]

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day Every year, March 8th serves as a global celebration of the contribution and achievements of women across the world. This International Women’s Day, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City celebrates and honors all of the women and the impact they have on our association and the communities we serve. Of the […]