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Your family’s BEST. SUMMER. EVER. starts at the YMCA

Your family’s BEST. SUMMER. EVER. starts at the YMCA

Join the Y May 30-June 13, pay $0 joiner fee and keep your family active, engaged and learning all summer long

May 26, 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

9 things to do in Chicago with your family this Memorial Day Weekend

9 things to do in Chicago with your family this Memorial Day Weekend

These nine inexpensive events, locations and excursions are fun for the whole family

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

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

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