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The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), often simply called the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations. [1]

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African Renaissance

The African Renaissance is the concept that African people and nations shall overcome the current challenges confronting the continent and achieve cultural, scientific, and economic renewal.

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African Union

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of all 55 countries on the African continent, extending slightly into Asia via the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

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After-school activity

An after-school activity is any organized program that youth can participate in outside of the traditional school day.

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer.

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Alternative school

An alternative school is an educational establishment with a curriculum and methods that are nontraditional.

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American Academy of Underwater Sciences

The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is a group of Scientific organizations and individual members who conduct scientific and educational activities underwater.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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American handball

American handball is a sport in which players use their hands to hit a small rubber ball against a wall such that their opponent cannot do the same without it touching the ground twice.

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Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.

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Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (AFAP) is a water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions.

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An émigré is a person who has emigrated, often with a connotation of political or social self-exile.

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Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Baltimore)

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Baltimore Basilica, was the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States, and was among the first major religious buildings constructed in the nation after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.

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Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.

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Beaux-Arts architecture

Beaux-Arts architecture was the academic architectural style taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, particularly from the 1830s to the end of the 19th century.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe (May 1, 1764 – September 3, 1820) was a British neoclassical architect who emigrated to the United States.

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Big Cove YMCA Camp

Big Cove YMCA Camp was founded in 1889.

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Blue Ridge Assembly Historic District

Blue Ridge Assembly Historic District is a national historic district located near Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

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Bob Hope

Sir Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) known professionally as Bob Hope, was an English-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author.

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Boston Young Men's Christian Association

The Boston Young Men's Christian Association (also known as "YMCA of Greater Boston") was founded in 1851 in Boston, Massachusetts, as the first American chapter of the YMCA.

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Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers.

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A brothel or bordello is a place where people engage in sexual activity with prostitutes, who are sometimes referred to as sex workers.

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Camp Dudley, YMCA

Founded in 1885 by Sumner F. Dudley, Camp Dudley is the oldest continually running boys camp in the United States.

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Cave diving

Cave diving is underwater diving in water-filled caves.

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Charles Street (Baltimore)

Charles Street, known for most of its route as Maryland Route 139, runs through Baltimore City and through the Towson area of Baltimore County.

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Cheerleading is an activity wherein the participants (referred to as "cheerleaders") cheer for their team as a form of encouragement.

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Cheyenne River Indian Reservation

The Cheyenne River Indian Reservation was created by the United States in 1889 by breaking up the Great Sioux Reservation, following the attrition of the Lakota in a series of wars in the 1870s.

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Chi Rho

The Chi Rho (also known as chrismon or sigla) is one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters—chi and rho (ΧΡ)—of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos) in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the center of the chi.

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Child care

Child care, or otherwise known as daycare, is the care and supervision of a child or multiple children at a time.

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Christian values

Christian values historically refers to the values derived from the teachings of Jesus Christ and taught by Christians throughout the history of the religion.

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Clean living movement

In the history of the United States, a clean living movement is a period of time when a surge of health-reform crusades, many with moral overtones, erupts into the popular consciousness.

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Concordia University

Concordia University (commonly referred to as Concordia) is a public comprehensive university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on unceded Indigenous lands.

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Culture of the United States

The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western culture (European) origin and form, but is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes African, Native American, Asian, Polynesian, and Latin American people and their cultures.

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D. L. Dykes Jr.

For the Southern Baptist clergyman from Tyler, Texas, see David O. Dykes.

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Disciple (Christianity)

In Christianity, the term disciple primarily refers to dedicated followers of Jesus.

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Diving instructor

A diving instructor is a person who trains underwater divers.

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Draper was originally a term for a retailer or wholesaler of cloth that was mainly for clothing.

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East Lansing, Michigan

East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan directly east of Lansing, the state capital.

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Edgar M. Robinson

Edgar Munroe Robinson (1867–1951) was Boys' Work Secretary of the International Committee of the YMCA and a long-time director and executive with the YMCA in New York.

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed as a part of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty" and has been the most far-reaching federal legislation affecting education ever passed by the United States Congress.

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Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn.

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Emory University

Emory University is a private research university in the Druid Hills neighborhood of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English as a second or foreign language

English as a second or foreign language is the use of English by speakers with different native languages.

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Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is the free public library system of the City of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Exposition Universelle (1855)

The Exposition Universelle of 1855 was an International Exhibition held on the Champs-Élysées in Paris from 15 May to 15 November 1855.

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Faridabad is the largest city in the north Indian state of Haryana.

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Forbes is an American business magazine.

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Frances Gulick

Frances Jewett Gulick (April 6, 1891–November 29, 1936) was an American Y.W.C.A. welfare worker who was awarded a United States Army citation for valor and courage on the field during the aerial bombardment of Varmaise, Oise, France in World War I. She was attached to the First Engineers in Europe, and was operating a canteen at the time.

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Franklin University

Franklin University is a private, nonprofit university in Columbus, Ohio.

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Franklin W. Smith

Franklin Waldo Smith (1826–1911) was an American idealistic reformer who made his fortune as a Boston hardware merchant.

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Frédéric Passy

Frédéric Passy (May 20, 1822 – June 12, 1912) was a French economist and a joint winner (together with Henry Dunant) of the first Nobel Peace Prize awarded in 1901.

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Futsal is a variant of association football played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors.

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Gender equality

Gender equality, also known as sexual equality, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender.

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Geneva (Genève, Genèva, Genf, Ginevra, Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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Geneva Conventions

Original document as PDF in single pages, 1864 The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war.

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George Williams (YMCA)

Sir George Williams (11 October 18216 November 1905) was an English philanthropist and founder of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).

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Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.

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Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University (GGU or Golden Gate) is a private, nonsectarian university in San Francisco, California.

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Governance is all of the processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, a market or a network, over a social system (family, tribe, formal or informal organization, a territory or across territories) and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society.

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Greenwood Publishing Group

ABC-CLIO/Greenwood is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.

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A gymnasium, also known as a gym, is a covered location for gymnastics, athletics, and gymnastic services.

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Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant (born Jean-Henri Dunant; 8 May 1828 – 30 October 1910), also known as Henri Dunant, was a Swiss businessman and social activist, the founder of the Red Cross, and the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Holism (from Greek ὅλος holos "all, whole, entire") is the idea that systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not just as a collection of parts.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts

Holyoke is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, that lies between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range.

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Hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland, and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate.

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Internment of Japanese Americans

The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in camps in the western interior of the country of between 110,000 and 120,000Various primary and secondary sources list counts between persons.

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (born Israel Beilin (Израиль Моисеевич Бейлин) Ministry of Culture, Russian Federation – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

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James Naismith

James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was an American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator.

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Japanese Americans

are Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.

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Jewish Community Center

A Jewish Community Center or Jewish Community Centre (JCC) is a general recreational, social, and fraternal organization serving the Jewish community in a number of cities.

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John 17

John 17 is the seventeenth chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.

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John Mott

John Raleigh Mott (May 25, 1865 – January 31, 1955) was a long-serving leader of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF).

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Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor degree (J.D. or JD), also known as the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D., JD, D.Jur. or DJur), is a graduate-entry professional degree in law and one of several Doctor of Law degrees.

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K. T. Paul

Kanakarayan Tiruselvam Paul (24 March 1876 – 11 April 1931) was an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda.

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Kautz Family YMCA Archives

The Kautz Family YMCA Archives, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, archives the historical records of the YMCA national organization, the YMCA of the USA, the records of the Minneapolis and Greater New York YMCAs, and those of the Y's Men International, a service club in partnership with the YMCA.

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Korea is a region in East Asia; since 1945 it has been divided into two distinctive sovereign states: North Korea and South Korea.

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Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain (French: Lac Champlain) (Abenaki: Pitawbagok) (Mohawk: Kaniatarakwà:ronte) is a natural freshwater lake in North America mainly within the borders of the United States (in the states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the Canada–U.S. border, in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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League of Peace and Freedom

The Ligue internationale de la paix (League of Peace and Freedom) was created after a public opinion campaign against a war between the Second French Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia over Luxembourg.

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Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (in Bibliothèque et Archives Canada) is a federal institution tasked with acquiring, preserving and making Canada's documentary heritage accessible.

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List of former Maryland state highways (2–199)

The Maryland highway system has several hundred former state highways.

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List of recreational organizations

This is a list of recreational organizations.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Lucille Ball

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, film-studio executive, and producer.

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Man of the House (1995 film)

Man of the House is a 1995 American comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

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Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

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Michigan State University College of Law

The Michigan State University College of Law is a private law school located in East Lansing, Michigan which is affiliated with Michigan State University.

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Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.

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Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

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Morelos, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Morelos (Estado Libre y Soberano de Morelos), is one of the 32 states, which comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

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Mount Vernon, Baltimore

Mount Vernon is a neighborhood immediately north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

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Muscular Christianity

Muscular Christianity was a philosophical movement that originated in England in the mid-19th century, characterised by a belief in patriotic duty, manliness, the moral and physical beauty of athleticism, teamwork, discipline, self-sacrifice, and "the expulsion of all that is effeminate, un-English, and excessively intellectual." The movement came into vogue during the Victorian era as a method of building character in students at English public schools, and is most often associated with English author Thomas Hughes and his 1857 novel Tom Brown's School Days, as well as writers Charles Kingsley and Ralph Connor.

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Nashville School of Law

The Nashville School of Law (formerly known as the Nashville YMCA Night Law School), is a private law school specializing in legal education for non-traditional, part-time, working professionals and others seeking a legal education.

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National Archives of Scotland

The National Archives of Scotland (NAS) are the national archives of Scotland, based in Edinburgh.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.

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New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice (NYSSV or SSV) was an institution dedicated to supervising the morality of the public, founded in 1873.

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Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.

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Northeastern University

Northeastern University (NU, formerly NEU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1898.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland"; Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) is one of Canada's three maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada.

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Oaxtepec is a town within the municipality of Yautepec in the northern part of the Mexican state of Morelos.

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The Ojibwe, Ojibwa, or Chippewa are an Anishinaabeg group of Indigenous Peoples in North America, which is referred to by many of its Indigenous peoples as Turtle Island.

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Paris Basis

The Paris Basis is a group of principles guiding the relationships between individual YMCAs.

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The phonograph is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.

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Physical fitness

Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.

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Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.

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Polish YMCA

Związek Młodzieży Chrześcijańskiej (Christian Young People Association) – also known as Polish YMCA – is youth social organization, based on the international organizations that YMCA built.

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Portland vice scandal

The Portland vice scandal (sometimes called the vice clique scandal, the vice crusade in contemporary reports, or inaccurately the YMCA scandal) refers to the discovery in November 1912 of a gay male subculture in the U.S. city of Portland, Oregon, following the arrest and interrogation of nineteen-year-old Benjamin Trout for shoplifting.

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Prisoner of war

A prisoner of war (POW) is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict.

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Publishing is the dissemination of literature, music, or information—the activity of making information available to the general public.

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Racquetball is a racquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball in an indoor or outdoor court.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scouting or the Scout Movement is a movement that aims to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills.

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Scuba diving

Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater.

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Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States.

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The Sioux also known as Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, are groups of Native American tribes and First Nations peoples in North America.

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Sir George Williams University

Sir George Williams University is a former university that was located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society

The South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) is a primary source of information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology worldwide.

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Springfield College (Massachusetts)

Springfield College is a private, coeducational college located in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield is a city in western New England, and the historical seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.

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St. Louis


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State legislature (United States)

A state legislature in the United States is the legislative body of any of the 50 U.S. states.

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Stony Brook University

The State University of New York at Stony Brook (also known as Stony Brook University or SUNY Stony Brook) is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university in the eastern United States.

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Summer camp

A summer camp or sleepaway camp is a supervised program for children or teenagers conducted during the summer months in some countries.

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Sustainable development

Sustainable development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while at the same time sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend.

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Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons is the process of learning to swim.

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and be served food, and in most cases, where travelers receive lodging.

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That they all may be one

That they all may be one (ina pantes hen ōsin) is a phrase derived from a verse in the Farewell Discourse in the Gospel of John (17:21) which says: that they may all be one.

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The Facts of Life (film)

The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as married people who have an affair.

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The Fylde

The Fylde is a coastal plain in western Lancashire, England.

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Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloníki), also familiarly known as Thessalonica, Salonica, or Salonika is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.

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TUXIS was a boys’ program similar to the Scouting movement promoted by Canadian Protestant churches.

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United Nations Economic and Social Council

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic, social, and related work of 15 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions.

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United Service Organizations

The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides live entertainment, such as comedians and musicians, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (often referred to as the University of Minnesota, Minnesota, the U of M, UMN, or simply the U) is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Upton, Baltimore

Upton is a neighborhood in Baltimore City, Maryland, United States.

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Value (ethics)

In ethics, value denotes the degree of importance of some thing or action, with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what way is best to live (normative ethics), or to describe the significance of different actions.

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Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder

The Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder (roughly: Association of Christian Guides and Scouts, VCP) is a German Protestant coed Scouting and Guiding association.

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Victorian architecture

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Village People

Village People is an American disco group best known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics.

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Violet King Henry

Violet Pauline King Henry (1929-1982) was the first black woman lawyer in Canada, the first black person to graduate law in Alberta and the first black person to be admitted to the Alberta Bar.

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Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Water polo

Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams.

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Weight training

Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles.

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Westport, New York

Westport is a town in Essex County, New York, United States overlooking Lake Champlain.

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William G. Morgan

William George Morgan (January 23, 1870 – December 27, 1942) was the inventor of volleyball, originally called "Mintonette", a name derived from the game of badminton which he later agreed to change to better reflect the nature of the sport.

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World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is a worldwide inter-church organization founded in 1948.

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World Student Christian Federation

The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is a federation of autonomous national Student Christian Movements (SCM) forming the youth and student arm of the global ecumenical movement.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Y. C. James Yen


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Y.M.C.A. (song)

"Y.M.C.A." is a song by the American disco group Village People.

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Yip Yip Yaphank

Yip Yip Yaphank is the name of musical revue composed and produced by Irving Berlin in 1918 while he was a recruit during World War I in the United States Army's 152nd Depot Brigade at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York.

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YMCA of Greater New York

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization, the largest YMCA in North America and also New York City’s largest private youth-serving organization.

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YMCA SCUBA Program (also known as Y-SCUBA) was an underwater diving training program operated by the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of the USA from 1959 to 2008.

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YMCA University of Science and Technology

YMCA University of Science and Technology (YMCA UST) is a state university located in Faridabad, in the state of Haryana, India.

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YMCA Youth and Government

YMCA Youth and Government (Y&G), also known as YMCA Youth In Government or YMCA Model Legislature and Court (MLC), is a YMCA program in the United States that allows high school students to serve in model governments at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University (YSU), founded in 1908, is an urban research university located in Youngstown, Ohio, United States.

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The World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA) is a movement working for the empowerment, leadership and rights of women, young women and girls in more than 120 countries.

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1910 World Missionary Conference

The 1910 World Missionary Conference, or the Edinburgh Missionary Conference, was held on 14 to 23 June, 1910.

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1936 Summer Olympics

The 1936 Summer Olympics (German: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936), officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Nazi Germany.

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