The YMCA - no, not the song by the Village People - is the largestnon-profit community service organization in America. You've most likely worked out at the Y, but it's more than just a gym. Get the info on this place where you can exercise AND volunteer!
YMCA - Back in the Day
YMCA stands for Young Men's Christian Association. It's not just for young, Christian men, but it started out that way, back in 1844 in London, England. A man named George Williams and a few other people started Bible study classes to make up for the lack of healthy activities for guys. The first YMCA in North America opened in Montreal, Quebec in November 1851, and in Boston just a month later. There are now over 2,600 YMCA locations across the US! Their programs are still based on Christian values, but it's open to people of all faiths, races and ages.
YMCA - More Than a Gym
Either you or someone you know has played basketball, lifted weights or taken swimming lessons at the YMCA - but it's more than just a place to play sports. The Y offers fitness classes like yoga, aerobics and martial arts, art classes, camping, job training and even teen nights, where you can listen to music, dance and just hang with friends in a safe environment. Unfortunately, YMCA programs aren't free, but they offer financial aid for people who can't afford the full fees.
YMCA - Get Involved!
If you want to volunteer throughout the year or just for the summer, the YMCA is a great place to start. You can coach a b-ball team, lead a yoga class, read to preschool kids, cook for a bake sale or greet people at the front desk. There are many more ways you can help out, so contact your local YMCA for more info!
YMCA - Did U Know?
The YMCA logo is a black and red "Y." The red part is a triangle, with the three sides symbolizing its mission to "build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all."
"Rameza" wrote:My best friend just keeps back stabbing me.well to speak the truth we have been BFF's since 2nd Grade but when we reached into 5th grade she would talk all of these lies on me,once we had this big argument that we didn't speak to each other for 1 whole month.we forgived each other but now this group of girls would pick on me and #### ##### things about me behind my back.Now they treat me so nice and make all these jokes with me but at the end of the day it's the same routine over and over again.My mom tells me that their just jealous but it's making me drop back in my school work now as usual I would probably say "kill them" but since this is correct grammar and punctuation I will take this seriously.
Report them to the principal.
Tell them how you feel.
If it gets worse contact the police ( I've had to do this )
When your friend starts to talk about you, and stabs you in the back. then maybe it's time to move on. In friendships, there will always be times when your friend hurt your feelings, but if it's being repeated, then maybe it's time to let go. Because some things aren't worth it.
You should if you really want to, but I don't think it should matter the amount of knowledge you and your friends have, because friendship is merely friendship! :) Plus, when you tell them, it may come across as bragging and they would perceive you as a show-off. Hope this helps!
Congratulations on being gifted and getting all the opportunties what your getting :)
You knows your friends better than any of us and how does you think they will react if you tell them? Thinks about if one of your friends told you and how you would feel.
Be proud and enjoy your learning and you will meet other gifted people too in your classes and ask them their experiences too of how/if they told friends.
If it was me then I probably wouldnt but thats just me personality. I wouldnt ever get in the gifted group anyway so I doesnt really have to think about this :)