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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

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

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 17, 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

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

Join the Y for a Back-to-Class Block Party This August

Join the Y for a Back-to-Class Block Party This August

Celebrate the back-to-class season with free, family-friendly games and activities throughout Chicagoland.

July 27, 2016

8 Reasons Why All Children Should Attend Preschool

8 Reasons Why All Children Should Attend Preschool

The short- and long-term effects of preschool programs and the importance of program quality.

July 25, 2016

A “Pokemon Go” Guide to Chicago YMCAs

A “Pokemon Go” Guide to Chicago YMCAs

If you've been on social media recently (or watched the news), you know that Nintendo's new gaming app, Pokémon Go, is taking the world by storm.

July 21, 2016

Let’s Move! Outside Chicago Helps YMCA Campers Earn Junior Ranger Badges

Let’s Move! Outside Chicago Helps YMCA Campers Earn Junior Ranger Badges

On Thursday July 14, 2016, twenty-five YMCA campers from LEARN Charter Academy embarked on an adventure to explore the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 21, 2016

6 Tips for a Healthier Picnic

6 Tips for a Healthier Picnic

July is National Picnic Month, and the weather is perfect for a picnic in the park. Though it can be tempting to pick up a bag of potato chips, there are plenty of healthy alternatives that are just as delicious. Here are six tips for a healthier picnic, including more nutritious choices and food and sun safety.

July 20, 2016

Want to Burn More Calories? Exercise With a Friend.

Want to Burn More Calories? Exercise With a Friend.

Over and over again, research has proven that exercising with a friend (or friends) comes with huge benefits, from increasing your motivation to speeding up your gains. Another reason to work out with a friend? You'll burn calories faster thanks to a little thing called envy.

July 19, 2016

YMCA Summer Food Programs Combat Child Hunger

YMCA Summer Food Programs Combat Child Hunger

Y centers are giving children access to healthy meals and enrichment activities throughout the summer

July 14, 2016

YMCA of Metro Chicago Diversity and Inclusion Position

The Y values an environment that fosters respect, fairness, and appreciation for all aspects of diversity. We share the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and supports member diversity in every sense, including gender identity.

July 13, 2016

Get fit faster by working out with friends

Get fit faster by working out with friends

Take advantage of the physical benefits of working out with your bestie, starting today!

July 12, 2016

Running a race this year? Train with a friend!

Running a race this year? Train with a friend!

Working out with a friend can increase motivation ... and fun!

July 06, 2016

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