There were 11 students who represented the Hilltop YMCA at the annual Youth and Government Conference held at the Ohio Statehouse. We are pleased to announce that the of the 4 bills that were presented on the floor 3 of them passed committee allowing the students to speak on the Senate floor. 1 of the 3 bills passed the vote on the Senate floor and went on to the Governor’s desk to be signed into Youth and Government law. This year the Hilltop delegation was excited for the opportunity to begin participation in both the Judicial and Lobbyist positions. There were 4 students who argued before the Ohio Supreme Court to discuss the laws around the proper serving of a protection order, and our lobbyist was able to successfully lobby against 8 bills that were presented during the conference. As our teens continue to expand their awareness of how the government works they are finding value in using their voice to express their concerns to positively impact the future of Ohio.
On Thursday, May 14th, we celebrated Hollywood Casino's recent gift to the Hilltop YMCA. Their contribution to the Y allows us to renovate our basement areas to create an improved group exercise studio and a new teen recreational room. Our group exercise studio renovations are almost complete and we hope to have the teen rec room finished in a few weeks.
As on-going investors of our facility and programs, we, at the Hilltop YMCA, thank everyone at the Hollywood Casino for their loyal support!
Al Obayuwana, Hilltop YMCA Executive Director, with Hollywood Casino leaders.
Al Obayuwana with Himbert J. Sinopoli, Hollywood Casino Vice President and General Manager.
Hilltop YMCA members and staff shared this as a community gift to the Hollywood Casino.
The Hilltop YMCA's upgraded group exercise studio.
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The Hilltop YMCA partnered with Valleyview Elementary School and provided all of their third graders swim lessons and basic water safety. The SPLASH program took place during the school day on Mondays and Tuesdays for six weeks. This video highlights the pool party on May 1st, celebrating the completion of the program for all third graders at Valleyview. This program was made possible through generous donations from the Hilltop Y members, friends and community.