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Friends are Free in July!

Friends are Free in July!

This offer is open to friends of YMCA members who visit with their member friend. There are no limitations on the amount of times friend(s) can join you in July. Just be sure to check-in at the front desk each time you bring your friend(s). Limit 3 friends per visit.

July 01, 2016

Let’s Move! Outside and Explore this Summer

Let’s Move! Outside and Explore this Summer

Let’s Move! Outside in July with Kid Fest, a film series or a trip to a national park!

June 29, 2016

Independence Day reflections from an Urban Warriors veteran

Independence Day reflections from an Urban Warriors veteran

The YMCA commemorates our veterans on the Fourth of July.

June 29, 2016

Saturdays (and friends) are free at the Y this July!

Saturdays (and friends) are free at the Y this July!

Give the Y a try for free. Already a member? Bring a friend or two and save.

June 29, 2016

Need motivation to get in shape? Friends can help!

Need motivation to get in shape? Friends can help!

Research proves that social support makes exercise more fun.

June 29, 2016

Eddie Bocanegra speaks to WTTW Chicago Tonight about the “code of silence”

Eddie Bocanegra speaks to WTTW Chicago Tonight about the “code of silence”

WTTW Chicago Tonight correspondent Brandis Friedman talked with Eddie Bocanegra, executive director of the Youth Safety & Violence Prevention initiative, about the code of silence that's often pervasive on the streets of Chicago.

June 28, 2016

The University of Chicago hosts YSVP’s Urban Warriors recognition ceremony

The University of Chicago hosts YSVP’s Urban Warriors recognition ceremony

Celebrating the many achievements of YSVP’s Urban Warriors

June 28, 2016

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

Renowned researcher Dr. Charles Smith delivers keynote at inaugural YMCA Experience

Renowned researcher Dr. Charles Smith delivers keynote at inaugural YMCA Experience

In early June, the YMCA of Metro Chicago hosted the inaugural YMCA Experience featuring keynote speaker Dr. Charles Smith, executive director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.

June 16, 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

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