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Metro YMCA News

Join Us for the ACTIVE8 Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge

Meet Your Weight Loss Goals in 2017!

December 27, 2016

Introducing Our New and Improved Online Registration System

Based on your suggestions, we’ve revamped our online registration system for YMCA of Metro Chicago programs just in time for Winter/Spring registration!

December 22, 2016

Join the Elmhurst YMCA for Girls Hockey Day!

Join us this Friday, December 23, at the Elmhurst YMCA for a fun event with hockey training and discussions — and meet former U.S. Olympians.

December 22, 2016

Three Ways to Start Your Year With Service

Let's Move! Outside invites youth and families to serve public lands in 2017.

December 21, 2016

Youth Safety & Violence Prevention Receives $500,000 MacArthur Grant

MacArthur Foundation invests $11 Million in Chicago youth, social progress and economic development groups, including the YMCA of Metro Chicago. (DNAInfo Chicago)

December 20, 2016

Elmhurst Y Hockey Keeps Youth Active and Safe in Frigid Weather

NBC-5 Chicago goes rinkside to learn how the Elmhurst Y's youth hockey players keep skating during cold weather. (NBC5 Chicago)

December 19, 2016

Largest Urban Warriors Cohort to Date Recognized with Graduation Ceremony

Saturday's ceremony celebrated the completion of the 16-week Urban Warriors mentorship program, where post 9/11 military vets are paired with gang-exposed youth. (WGN-TV)

December 13, 2016

Happy New Year! Visit Chicagoland’s Best Winter Walking Trails

Let’s Move! Outside Chicago invites you to get active this winter and stroll through the iconic Forest Preserves of Cook County.

December 01, 2016

Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Chicago’s Teens

Christian describes the day he met outreach worker Devon Timms as one that changed, and saved, his life.

December 01, 2016

How the Y Is Raising the Bar for Early Education

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is dedicated to nurturing a sense of belonging and providing the educational programs and social resources that empower families to stay together.

December 01, 2016

Grateful for Thanksgiving Turkeys at the Buehler YMCA

The Buehler Y helps families in need have a happy Thanksgiving. (Chicago Tribune)

November 28, 2016

Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Give a YMCA gift certificate. A gift certificate from the Y is a perfect way to say "I care about you."

November 17, 2016

A Conversation With Peter B. McNitt of BMO Harris

Peter McNitt discusses the importance of giving back and his commitment to the Y (Daily North Shore)

November 16, 2016

YSVP Vet Volunteers for Others Who Served

YSVP outreach coordinator and U.S. Navy veteran William Schranz spent his Veteran's Day sprucing up a VFW Hall.

November 14, 2016

On Veterans Day, a Few Words From YSVP’s Urban Warriors

November 11, 2016

The Y. So Much More™ 2016 Recognition Dinner raises $1 million for children and families

More than 450 attendees came together on Oct. 27 for the third annual The Y. So Much More™ Recognition Dinner. The event raised more than $1 million to support the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago.

November 03, 2016

With Your Help, We’re Making the Y Even Better

To continue improving our programs and facilities, we sent a survey to a random sampling of members for feedback and suggestions. Today, we’d like to share the results of those surveys with you, as well as a few steps we’re taking to make the Y even better.

November 01, 2016

Friends (and Tuesdays) are Free at the Y This November!

Non-members are free on Tuesdays and friends of members are free all month.

November 01, 2016

7 Things to Do With Your Family in Chicago This November

Don't hibernate. Cultivate!

November 01, 2016

We Value Your Feedback

Help us continue to improve your experience at the YMCA.

November 01, 2016

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