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Maren Wickwire’s refugee photo exhibition features a YMCA family

Maren Wickwire’s refugee photo exhibition features a YMCA family

"I Miss You All" features a Kurdish-Iraqi refugee family whose son attends Head Start at the High Ridge Y

June 23, 2016

3 healthy alternatives for summer parties and celebrations

3 healthy alternatives for summer parties and celebrations

Avoid high-sugar treats and low-activity rituals for a healthier celebration

June 21, 2016

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Receives $1.4 Million Grant From The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Receives $1.4 Million Grant From The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago receives $1.4 million teacher & leader training grant for Early Learning Program from Robert R. McCormick Foundation

June 20, 2016

10 ways to make this summer the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

10 ways to make this summer the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

Now that summer is officially here, try one or more of these ways to get active, healthy and outside

June 20, 2016

Did you know Father’s Day started at the YMCA?

Did you know Father’s Day started at the YMCA?

Recognizing the important role fathers play in their children’s lives

June 17, 2016

The Y stands for equality and togetherness on Juneteenth

The Y stands for equality and togetherness on Juneteenth

This Sunday, the YMCA joins America in observing the end of insitutionalized slavery in the United States

June 15, 2016

Chicago youth tackle important issues at YSVP’s Story Squad Showcase

Chicago youth tackle important issues at YSVP’s Story Squad Showcase

Celebrating YSVP's creative arts programming with a night of spoken-word performances

June 14, 2016

10 ways to help your child prevent summer learning loss

10 ways to help your child prevent summer learning loss

Make sure your child continues learning while school is out

June 13, 2016

YMCA Center hosts restorative justice forum for Chicago Public Schools principals

YMCA Center hosts restorative justice forum for Chicago Public Schools principals

Educators meet with restorative justice specialists for a transformative dialogue

June 09, 2016

5 ways to enjoy Chicago’s natural landscapes this June

5 ways to enjoy Chicago’s natural landscapes this June

Let's Move! Outside invites everyone to play, learn, serve and work on public lands this month!

June 08, 2016

WCIU You & Me This Morning shares the Y’s Pool Do’s And Don’ts

WCIU You & Me This Morning shares the Y’s Pool Do’s And Don’ts

The U's Jeanne and Melissa talk pool safety with Kyle Kamman, YMCA of Metro Chicago Senior Director of Aquatics

June 07, 2016

McKay Elementary School Wins The 6th Annual YMCA Scholastic Spectacular

McKay Elementary School Wins The 6th Annual YMCA Scholastic Spectacular

Nine teams of 5th-8th graders from YMCA Community Schools competed in an academic quiz bowl-style competition last weekend

June 01, 2016

Prevent summer learning loss with the YMCA

Prevent summer learning loss with the YMCA

Register for the Y's summer programs and camps to keep your child's mind and body active while school is out

May 26, 2016

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Teen Awards

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Teen Awards

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago celebrates the leadership, peacemaking and sportsmanship of the teens in our community

May 26, 2016

Let’s Move! Outside this Summer

Let’s Move! Outside this Summer

Let's Move! Outside kicked off Spring with an exciting event and learn more about other events this summer!

May 25, 2016

How the YMCA helps men make health a priority

How the YMCA helps men make health a priority

For National Men’s Health Week, June 13-19, we're encouraging men to take a step each day to improve their health

May 25, 2016

Why Father’s Day is about more than just Dad

Why Father’s Day is about more than just Dad

How fathers can make a huge impact on children: emotionally, physically and cognitively

May 25, 2016

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

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