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Target Joins the Y to Help Chicago Teens and Families Cook Healthier Food

Thanks to a generous grant from Target, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is expanding our healthy cooking programs to reach more people than ever before.

December 11, 2017

This Holiday Season, the Y Is Here to Help Students When School Is Out

Parents, register your child for School Days Out, the Y's program to keep children ages 5-12 safe, engaged, and learning.

November 30, 2017

Stop Wishing and Start Doing With the Y’s “Active8 Challenge”

Join us for our annual 8-week weight loss challenge with check-ins, email support, and prizes!

November 29, 2017

6 Tips for Staying Connected This Winter

Don't hibernate — make new friends, help others, and stay active!

November 28, 2017

YMCA Friends and Family, get your discount on Harlem Globetrotter Tickets

In 1891, the YMCA gave you basketball. In 1926, the Globetrotters took it to a whole new level. Save on tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters back in Chicago where it all began.

November 17, 2017

8 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

The average Thanksgiving dinner is 1,865 calories — more than many adults should eat in an entire day!

November 16, 2017

Program Matches Vets And Youth For Support After Violence-Related Trauma

Morning Shift sits down with Chico Tillmon, executive director of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention at the YMCA, veteran mentor Karen Hernandez, and Taina Ocasio, a teen participant in the program.

November 15, 2017

Are You at Risk for Diabetes? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

As diabetes rates continues to rise, few Chicagoans know they're at risk.

November 14, 2017

The 2017 Kelly Hall YMCA “Future Leaders Luncheon” Raises More Than $160,000

All proceeds will provide financial support for youth and families in Chicago's West Humboldt Park neighborhood.

November 13, 2017

Parents, Need Help Over the Holidays? Try the Y’s “School Days Out”

When Chicago Public Schools are closed, working parents can turn to the YMCA of Metro Chicago's School Days Out program to keep children ages 5-12 safe, engaged, and learning.

November 09, 2017

The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner Raises More Than $1 Million for the 4th Consecutive Year

More than 450 attendees gathered to support the YMCA of Metro Chicago's mission and present our awards for leadership, partnership and volunteerism.

November 02, 2017

7 Things To Do With Your Family in Chicago This November

Keep your family active, happy and healthy throughout the month of November, both at the Y and beyond.

November 01, 2017

Judy Hsu Hosts YMCA Fundraiser

The 2017 The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner was emceed by Judy Hsu. (ABC7)

October 26, 2017

‘Stigma Keeps People Silenced’: Fighting Substance Abuse and Overdoses One Program at a Time

The Foglia YMCA and Live4Lali hosted a substance abuse awareness event to address the opioid epidemic. (Lake County News-Sun)

October 26, 2017

8 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

The average child eats 7,000 calories and 3 whole cups of sugar every Halloween. Consider a few of these fun and easy alternatives!

October 26, 2017

Why Doctors Should Check Your Child’s Blood Pressure Starting at Age 3

Three out of four children with high blood pressure aren't properly diagnosed. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to prevent kidney disease and other effects.

October 12, 2017

Announcing the Honorees for This Year’s “The Y. So Much More” Recognition Dinner

Join us on October 26 to celebrate these individuals and organizations who've helped the YMCA of Metro Chicago stand the test of time.

October 10, 2017

ONTIVEROS: The heartbreaking loss of the South Chicago YMCA

Columnist Sue Ontiveros, long-time YMCA member reflects on the closing of the South Chicago YMCA center. (Chicago Sun-Times)

October 09, 2017

Carroll-Rosenwald Student Shines Bright

With the help of our after school programs, this student became a young leader.

September 27, 2017

5 Health Tips for Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It's not always about eating less — sometimes it just means eating (and living) smarter.

September 26, 2017

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