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What the Kelly Hall Y Means to Me

Teen REACH youth participant Christian Washington shares what the YMCA means to him.

June 03, 2014

Healthy Kids Day 2014

Healthy Kids Day 2014

YMCA of Metro Chicago celebrated Healthy Kids day on April 25-26 with free community events across Chicagoland to encourage children, individuals and families to get moving and healthy. Nearly 5,000 people and 244 volunteers participated to make this year�s event a success.

May 30, 2014

Graduates of Black and Latino Achievers awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships

Graduates of Black and Latino Achievers awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships

Elisa and Ivette Cruz, graduates of the YMCA of Metro Chicago's Black and Latino Achievers (B.L.A.) Teen Leadership Institute, are the first set of twins to be named to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

May 29, 2014

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Announce New Board Member

Naperville businessman and civic leader Tom Miers has been appointed to the Board of Managers and the Executive Committee of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, joining the group of managers who lead the Y’s mission.

May 21, 2014

Leaning Tower YMCA Triathlon Featured on ABC News

Athletes of all ages came out to participate in the 29th annual Leaning Tower YMCA Triathlon on May 17 and 18.

May 17, 2014

Become a Super Hero Swimmer at the YMCA!

Become a Super Hero Swimmer at the YMCA!

Participants will receive a "Super Hero Swimmer" participation certificate and additional tips on how to stay safe in and around water.

May 12, 2014

YMCA Recognized by NBC5 for ‘Making a Difference’

YMCA Recognized by NBC5 for ‘Making a Difference’

NBC5 Chicago recognized Fran Bell, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion, and the YMCA of Metro Chicago, during its ‘Making a Difference’ campaign.

May 02, 2014

Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program Featured on WGN Radio Show

Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program Featured on WGN Radio Show

WGN Radio morning drive host Steve Cochran interviewed Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of the YMCA’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program.

May 02, 2014

YMCA Salutes our Military: ASYMCA

YMCA Salutes our Military: ASYMCA

We come together as a nation each May to recognize, thank and remember the military service members who selflessly protect our nation.

May 02, 2014

From the Pool to the Beach: 5 Water Safety Tips for Your Summer

From the Pool to the Beach: 5 Water Safety Tips for Your Summer

May is Water Safety Month, and the Y recommends children and adults practice the following safety tips to help ensure a safe and fun summer.

May 02, 2014

Making Time For Exercise

Making Time For Exercise

Women can often get caught up in taking care of everything and every one around them. This article helps you see the risks and why it is important to make time for exercise everyday.

May 01, 2014

It’s Good to Belong

It’s Good to Belong

May 01, 2014

NBA Cares teams up with the Y in support of Healthy Kids Day

NBA Cares teams up with the Y in support of Healthy Kids Day

Listen in as NBA legend and father, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, encourages kids and families to be active and participate in the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day.

April 24, 2014

YMCA’s Upcoming Healthy Kids Day Featured on ABC News.

YMCA’s Upcoming Healthy Kids Day Featured on ABC News.

ABC News features all the fun planned for this weekend's Healthy Kids Day events taking place at YMCA's across the Chicagoland area.

April 21, 2014

Youth express their experiences with violence and hopes for change through art at YSVP

Youth express their experiences with violence and hopes for change through art at YSVP

The Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) program hosted a youth-led art opening in their Pilsen headquarters on Friday, April 4, 2014

April 15, 2014

Youth Violence Prevention Week: YMCA’s stance against violence in Chicago starts with our youth

Youth Violence Prevention Week: YMCA’s stance against violence in Chicago starts with our youth

YMCA Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Co-Directors Eddie Bocanegra and Ryan Lugalia-Hollon work together to develop programs promoting peace and conflict resolution across the Association.

April 11, 2014

5 Healthy Ways to Reduce Stress

5 Healthy Ways to Reduce Stress

Got stress? Chances are, you do. It’s the kind of anxiety that builds up from workloads, family obligations, chores and household duties...

April 01, 2014

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