Tag: National Council of the YMCA

Edwardian era History United States

YMCA Campaign Raises $28,000: This Week in History

Among stories of crime and politics on the front page of the Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette on May 10, 1906, was a story of local interest.  A YMCA campaign had raised $28,000. Denver’s Simon Guggenheim made a generous $500 contribution to the organization’s Fifty Thousand Dollar Campaign, pushing it past the $28,000 mark. Other large […]

Canada History World War One

Khaki University: Steering Soldiers Away From Vice

Canada, near the end of World War One, devised an idea to keep its soldiers occupied during their down time, steering them away from vice, and preparing them for post-war life.  This idea was Khaki University. The program, originally called Khaki College, was the brainchild of Dr. Henry Marshall Tory.  The National Council of the YMCA […]

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