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Do you know how to protect your family from water-related illnesses?

Do you know how to protect your family from water-related illnesses?

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week seeks to spread awareness of water-related illness prevention

May 23, 2016

How Summer Camp Builds Your Child’s Self-Esteem

How Summer Camp Builds Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Camp is proven to build self-esteem, decision-making and leadership skills

May 18, 2016

Support the YMCA at the Chicago White Sox’s “Y Day” - Sunday, July 10

Support the YMCA at the Chicago White Sox’s “Y Day” - Sunday, July 10

Discounted tickets to benefit the Community Schools Initiative

May 10, 2016

YMCA youth invited to WE Day celebration

YMCA youth invited to WE Day celebration

In recognition of their impact in the community

May 06, 2016

Have the best summer ever with these 4 types of YMCA camps

Have the best summer ever with these 4 types of YMCA camps

Overnight, family, specialty and day camps

May 04, 2016

5 tips for staying safe around water this summer

5 tips for staying safe around water this summer

For children, youth and adults

May 03, 2016

Take the pledge to become a Y Water Watcher

Take the pledge to become a Y Water Watcher

Save lives by monitoring children around water

May 02, 2016

How the Y helped one mother transform the lives of her entire family

How the Y helped one mother transform the lives of her entire family

In recognition of National Women's Health Week, May 8-14, 2016

May 01, 2016

Healthy aging tips for active older adults

Healthy aging tips for active older adults

Celebrate Older Americans Month at the Y

May 01, 2016

May is Water Safety Awareness Month: It’s time to focus on keeping kids safe around the water!

May is Water Safety Awareness Month: It’s time to focus on keeping kids safe around the water!

The Y is making it easier to help children learn fundamental water safety skills by offering a free swim lesson in May to introduce them to water safety. If you're new to the Y and decide to enroll your child in a summer swim lesson that day, we have a special discount offer just for you!

April 25, 2016

How to Prepare for Next Week’s #YJumpingJackChallenge

How to Prepare for Next Week’s #YJumpingJackChallenge

Plus, the health benefits of jumping jacks

April 18, 2016

Sprint partnership gets more youth involved with sports

Sprint partnership gets more youth involved with sports

The YMCA of Metro Chicago and Sprint have teamed up to make a positive impact on the lives of young people. Thanks to a recent grant of $50,000 from Sprint, more youth will benefit from participation in sports programming at the Y across the region.

April 15, 2016

YSVP’s Eddie Bocanegra receives State Farm’s “Exist to Assist” Award

YSVP’s Eddie Bocanegra receives State Farm’s “Exist to Assist” Award

In recognition of his efforts to strengthen Chicagoland communities and prevent youth violence

April 11, 2016

YMCA of Metro Chicago celebrates ribbon cutting for the new YMCA Center

YMCA of Metro Chicago celebrates ribbon cutting for the new YMCA Center

On April 5, 2016, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago celebrated the grand opening of the new YMCA Center, a 60,000-square-foot-facility where research meets practice, at 1030 W. Van Buren Street in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. More than 100 dignitaries, community partners, donors and staff attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which marked the culmination of two years of planning and constructi

April 06, 2016

At the YMCA, National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a year-round calling

At the YMCA, National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a year-round calling

YSVP staff members share inspiring stories and strategies for preventing youth violence

April 05, 2016

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day 2016 at the Y - April 29-30

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day 2016 at the Y - April 29-30

Keeping kids’ minds and bodies active all summer long

March 25, 2016

How YMCA Day Camps Prepare Children for STEM Careers

How YMCA Day Camps Prepare Children for STEM Careers

Sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math

March 24, 2016

Zoe for President: the YMCA’s Candidate for Commander in Chief in 2064

Zoe for President: the YMCA’s Candidate for Commander in Chief in 2064

The Y organizes Zoe for President, symbolizing the potential of all children

March 21, 2016

School Days Out to be offered on March 25 & April 1 when school is not in session

School Days Out to be offered on March 25 & April 1 when school is not in session

The Y is offering School Days Out programs on Friday, March 25 and April 1 to assist parents looking for childcare options due to the Chicago Public Schools' Furlough Day and Chicago Teacher's Union work action day.

March 17, 2016

New credit card? Time to update your membership info!

New credit card? Time to update your membership info!

Please take a moment to review your membership account and ensure that we have your most up-to-date contact and payment information

March 16, 2016

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