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YMCA of Metro Chicago ready to help Chicago Public School parents if teachers strike

YMCA of Metro Chicago ready to help Chicago Public School parents if teachers strike

September 29, 2016

6 Tips For Getting Families to Eat Healthier

6 Tips For Getting Families to Eat Healthier

It doesn't happen overnight!

September 28, 2016

For a Better Us, Join the Y For Free

For a Better Us, Join the Y For Free

A special $0 joiner offer, this Sept 26-Oct 10.

September 26, 2016

8 Ways to Make Your Home a Healthier Place

8 Ways to Make Your Home a Healthier Place

It's time for a home health check-up!

September 21, 2016

Celebrate Halloween at the YMCA This October!

Celebrate Halloween at the YMCA This October!

Bring your friends and neighbors! These events are open to the community.

September 19, 2016

4 Books That Can Teach Empathy and Kindness to Readers of Every Age

4 Books That Can Teach Empathy and Kindness to Readers of Every Age

Reading isn't just for school.

September 14, 2016

3 Ways to Enjoy the Last Few Weeks of Summer

3 Ways to Enjoy the Last Few Weeks of Summer

A list of outdoor events in the Chicagoland area this month.

September 12, 2016

Labor Day Operating Hours at YMCA of Metro Chicago Centers

Labor Day Operating Hours at YMCA of Metro Chicago Centers

Many of our membership centers will operate on special holiday hours Monday, September 5, 2016

September 01, 2016

How Adults Can Help Combat Childhood Obesity

How Adults Can Help Combat Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. Here's what you can do to help.

September 01, 2016

6 Tips For Healthier Grocery Shopping

6 Tips For Healthier Grocery Shopping

Families don't have to spend a fortune on healthy food.

August 31, 2016

Updates to Our Youth and Teen Policies at YMCA Centers

Updates to Our Youth and Teen Policies at YMCA Centers

Bring your entire family to the Y, and help us keep children safe and secure.

August 30, 2016

How Playing Promotes Family Health and Well-Being

How Playing Promotes Family Health and Well-Being

Playing is more than just fun. It's healthy.

August 29, 2016

5 Tips for Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

5 Tips for Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

Great family memories and physical activity don’t have to break the bank.

August 23, 2016

Support the YMCA’s Academic Achievement Programs by Shopping at JCPenney

Support the YMCA’s Academic Achievement Programs by Shopping at JCPenney

$1 for every pair of Arizona jeans sold will go toward the Y's Academic Achievement Initiative.

August 16, 2016

15 Olympic Sports You Can Train for at the Y

15 Olympic Sports You Can Train for at the Y

Bring the future Olympians in your family to the YMCA this fall.

August 15, 2016

Let’s Move! Outside and Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service

Let’s Move! Outside and Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service

Let's Move! Outside invites everyone to wish the National Park Service a Happy 100th Birthday. Find out how you can celebrate!

August 02, 2016

Fall Registration Is Now Open for All Members!

Fall Registration Is Now Open for All Members!

Members, your early access to fall program registration is open as of August 1.

August 01, 2016

A Guide to Watching the Rio Olympics With Your Family

A Guide to Watching the Rio Olympics With Your Family

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2016 Summer Olympics.

August 01, 2016

5 Tips for Getting Your Family Ready for the School Year

5 Tips for Getting Your Family Ready for the School Year

Summer vacation is almost over, and it's never too soon to start planning for success.

July 29, 2016

The YMCA Learning Gallery Walk Showcases Classroom Innovations

The YMCA Learning Gallery Walk Showcases Classroom Innovations

Embarking on a transformation of classroom environments and teaching practices.

July 28, 2016

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