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Metro YMCA News

Learning Can Continue After the School Bell Rings

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities.

July 31, 2014

Power Up with Restful Sleep

The back-to-school season can be a busy time of year as we adjust to new routines and make time for homework, afterschool activities and new friends.

July 31, 2014

Access to green spaces helps prevent childhood obesity

Active Green Space is a new program at McCormick Tribune Y that is improving the health and wellness of children and families in the underserved neighborhoods of Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Hermosa.

July 24, 2014

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program featured in Chicago Tribune

YMCA program is aimed at helping at-risk youths deal with trauma from violent neighborhoods

July 11, 2014

The Y Provides Fuel for Summer Growth

One-in-five children in the United States struggles with hunger — a startling statistic and a critical social issue that grows more serious in the summer.

June 26, 2014

A Father’s Impact: Benefits and Opportunities for quality time with Dad

Did you know that Father’s Day was started at the YMCA? Over a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers.

June 09, 2014

Summer Learning: Engaging your kids’ minds during summer break

Many students can’t wait to close their books and get out of the classroom when summer break arrives. It’s a time for them to explore the outdoors and build friendships while on their bikes, at the pool and on the athletic field.

June 09, 2014

Northwest Herald Features Water Safety Tips from Sage YMCA

For many children and families, summer is the perfect time to spend a fun day at the pool, beach or lake. As the largest operator of swimming pools in the U.S. and a leading provider of swim and water safety programs, the Y believes in the importance of practicing safety tips in and around the water

June 03, 2014

Chicago Community Trust promotes a healthier Rogers Park

The Chicago Community Trust has been a strong supporter of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago since 1998. Last year, the Trust committed $60,000 to the Healthy Rogers Park Community Network to help improve the quality of life of children and families in the neighborhood.

June 03, 2014

What the Kelly Hall Y Means to Me

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

June 03, 2014

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!

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’

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

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

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

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

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

May 01, 2014

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