News & Announcements


New YMCA Location

Thursday, November 1, 2018

As an element of the strategic plan to expand the Y’s mission to new markets, the YMCA of the Inland Northwest announced the opening of a branch in Sandpoint, ID, formerly Sandpoint West Athletic Club (SWAC) located at 1905 Pine St, Sandpoint, ID. This location provides an exciting opportunity for the YMCA to offer services to a new […]

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My Y Story – Max

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Life for a middle schooler is rarely easy. Pressures from family, friends, school and beyond pull young teens in every direction. Fourteen-year-old Max of Mountainside Middle School is no different. He and other teens from across Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are finding ways to connect, express themselves and deal with all the trials and tribulations […]

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My Y Story – Kathy

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

After nearly drowning when she was just 13 years old, Kathy has lived in fear of water, an anxiety that has surrounded her for almost 52 years. The incident happened at a lake while away at camp. She and her friend would go out to a floating dock to play and Kathy could manage to […]

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Act Six Scholars Named

Friday, March 23, 2018

“Eight local high school students are among the 16 Act Six scholars recently named to receive full academic scholarships to Whitworth and Gonzaga universities. The group of high school seniors was honored at a celebration last week hosted by Gonzaga Preparatory School, where they received gifts from the school they will attend in the fall […]

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Phillip “Buster” Harrison III Joins YMCA as Executive Director of Camp Reed

Friday, February 23, 2018

Phil first came to YMCA Camp Reed in the fifth grade on scholarship as part of the Principal Leadership Award. He began working as a summer counselor in 2007, while attending the University of Washington.  From 2011-2016, he worked as the Program Director while achieving his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Phil couldn’t […]

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100 Years Ago…

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Jenkins Institute, the YMCA’s vocational school, opened its doors to women for the first time in its history. The school would begin training women in industrial vocations, to replace men who had been called away to the war. “There is an urgent call from the railroads for trained telegraph operators, a branch of railroad […]

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Jesse Zumbro Joins the Y as Financial Development Director

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Jesse Zumbro has joined the YMCA as the Director of Financial Development. Zumbro comes to the Y from the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation where he served as the Foundation’s Scholarship Manager. He previously spent 7 seasons working in professional sports where he worked in both the NBA and professional baseball. A native of Spokane, […]

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