Dads were making pancakes and sausage during the early morning hours on Saturday, but they weren’t cooking in their own kitchens. Instead, fathers who are part of the YMCA’s Y-Tribes program served up breakfast for other parents, kids and community members at the 61st Annual YMCA Y Tribes Pancake Breakfast at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA on Foothill Boulevard.
The local Y hosts the breakfast every year to help raise funds for the association’s Y-Tribes, a program where fathers and their kids, kindergarten age through third grade, can spend bonding time with each other. In the past, money raised at the pancake breakfast has gone to buy vans for excursions, computers, and also for financial assistance for Y-Tribes members.
In the program, fathers join their children, who are grouped together in same-age/same-sex groups, for various events like pumpkin carving, roller skating, camping or taking trips to Big Bear and Catalina’s Camp Fox. The program runs September through June and activities are scheduled once a month.