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National Day of Action: Help Us Save Funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

June 7, 2017 is National Day of Action and afterschool advocates, parents, students, and other supporters across the country are joining together to save federal funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

June 07, 2017

Ensure Your Child Reads Enough This Summer With These 3 Tips

Avoid the "summer slide" and practice these tips to help your children's mind stay active and alert!

June 05, 2017

Join Online: Becoming a Member Has Never Been Easier

You can now join the Y online to receive up to 50% off most programs. Plus, if you join between now and June 17, we'll completely waive your joiner fee.

June 05, 2017

Refer a Friend, Get a Free Month of Membership

If you refer a friend to join the Y between now and June 17, you'll get a free month of membership!

June 05, 2017

Parents, Don’t Worry – Here’s How To Prepare Your Children for the Best Summer Ever

Summer break is officially here! For parents seeking to send their children to camp, here are some helpful tips for a smooth summer!

June 02, 2017

8 Ideas for Older Adults Looking to Stay Active and Healthy

The benefits of remaining active as you age are invaluable.

June 01, 2017

Congrats to the Winners of the 7th Annual Scholastic Spectacular!

Carroll-Rosenwald Specialty Elementary School wins the YMCA Community Schools Initiative's 7th Annual Scholastic Spectacular.

May 25, 2017

Advocates for Peace Rallied in Chicago Earlier This May

A Parade for Peace in the West Side of Chicago.

May 24, 2017

Make This the Best Summer Ever At a YMCA Summer Camp

Overnight summer camps are a perfect way to keep children engage and active!

May 24, 2017

Our Swim Expert Shares Safety Tips With 101.9 FM

Keep your children safe in and around water with these tips and YMCA swim lessons.

May 23, 2017

The Y’s Free Summer Food Program Prevents Child Hunger

This year, the Y is teaming up with the Walmart Foundation to provide more than 19 million free meals at participating YMCA centers and schools all over the U.S. to help put an end to child hunger.

May 18, 2017

Help Send a Child to Summer Camp at the Y!

From 5/19 to 5/21, you can give $3 at Macy’s in-store or online to support the Y’s camp scholarship program. 100% of the donations will benefit the Y.

May 17, 2017

Ladies, Boost Your Mental Fitness With These 6 Tips

In honor of National Women's Health Week, here are 6 tips for keeping a sharp and active mind.

May 16, 2017

6 Water Safety Tips for Parents

Ensure your child is safe in and around water this summer with these safety tips.

May 15, 2017

Give the Gift of Health on Mother’s Day

Looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift? Give the gift of health. Give her a YMCA gift certificate. Stop by the Membership Desk and make your purchase in any amount towards a health and fitness program or membership.

May 12, 2017

Is Your Child Safe in the Water? Try a Free Swim Assessment This May.

The Y is here to help during National Water Safety Month with free swim assessments at 16 membership centers.

May 10, 2017

Multiple YMCA of Metro Chicago Centers to Receive Early Education Awards

An announcement ceremony will take place at the McCormick Center on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

May 10, 2017

Join the Y for a Parade for Peace

Join us for a Parade for Peace on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 9:30 a.m.- noon. YMCA staff and families, community leaders, SGA/Young Chicago Parents and CAPS 11th District will wear green and march together in support of peace.

May 09, 2017

Get Boys Reading This Summer With These 11 Tips

Boys of all ages are falling behind in reading, but experts offer creative ways for parents and teachers to encourage picking up a book this summer. (National Louis University)

May 08, 2017

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Joins Forces With the Y to Educate Youth on Cyber Safety

Cook County State prosecutors sat down with students from YMCA community schools to discuss the dangers of technology and promote cyber safety. (Cook County State's Attorney's Office)

May 04, 2017

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