In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month we are spotlighting our Tokyo – Frost Valley Partnership. The Tokyo New York YMCA Partnership (TNYP) was formed in 1979 in order to serve the needs of an ever-growing Japanese population in New York, with Tatsuo Honma as its first Executive Director. Eventually, the collaboration between the Tokyo and Frost Valley YMCAs deepened, and in 1991 the TNYP changed its name to the Tokyo – Frost Valley YMCA Partnership (TFYP). The TFYP provides a safe space for Japanese youth and families to connect with peers in a shared language and culture throughout the year, especially at the Summer Camp while enjoying […]

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Since March 2020 with the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, there have been approximately 2,800 acts of hate and violence perpetrated against Asian Americans.* In addition to the recent shooting in Atlanta, which claimed the lives of Daoyou Feng, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Andre Michels, Soon C. Park, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim and Yong A. Yue, there have been many racially motivated attacks in California, New York, and other states against Asian Americans, which are not only heartbreaking; they are completely unacceptable. Frost Valley YMCA in partnership with Tokyo YMCA condemn ANY and ALL acts of violence, hate, and discrimination against the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) community. […]

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While the challenges of this year may have been dissuading and discouraging at times, we are further inspired by the unwavering dedication of the camping community to join in solidarity today to reaffirm a simple, beautiful, powerful message: Black Lives Matter. From these words, a seed of change is planted for vital and urgent action. On June 4th, 2020, Frost Valley YMCA planted that seed, and made these commitments: …“to foster discussions among our campers about equity, diversity, inclusion, and racism,” …“to share resources to educate ourselves and our community about antiracism and    augment voices that for too long have been silenced by racism,” …“to pursue new partnerships that promote […]

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