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YMCA Breaks Ground on McCormick YMCA Expansion

The McCormick YMCA expansion broke ground Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The facility will accommodate the community with much-needed pools and swimming lessons. (DNAInfo, Chicago Tribune)

July 26, 2017

What Parents Need to Know About Sending Their Children to Camp for the First Time

Camp is a special time for children of all ages but can be stressful for parents who aren't used to the separation. Here's some advice from experts on how to overcome the worry.

July 25, 2017

Helping Young People Develop Their Own Voices

Lesle Honore, Director of Youth Enrichment at Rauner Family YMCA inspires children through creative projects. (New York Times)

July 24, 2017

How to Keep Your Family Safe Online

A few tips to ensure your children are safe while communicating and playing online.

July 21, 2017

Stay Cool and Healthy This Summer With These 7 Essential Tips

Summer temperatures in Chicago can easily reach the 90s and 100s, leading to plenty of fun in the sun, but also dangerous situations as well. Be prepared this year with these tips from the CDC.

July 13, 2017

Graduates, Here’s What You Need to Know About Preparing For College This Summer

Get ready for the fall semester with these easy and intentional tips!

July 11, 2017

Hands-on Cooking Program Makes a Difference for Children This Summer

McCormick YMCA of Metro Chicago makes a community garden available to low income children and families. (NBC Chicago)

July 06, 2017

6 Ways to Help Your YMCA This Summer

Volunteer, share your story, or consider these other ways to support the Y.

June 28, 2017

Keep Your Child Entertained On the Road With These 11 Activities

Whether you’re taking a plane, a train or a bus, here are a few fun and safe activities that will keep children engaged for hours.

June 28, 2017

2017 Urban Warriors Recognition Ceremony Celebrates Another Successful Class of Youth and Veterans

The Urban Warriors recognition ceremony on Saturday, June 17, 2017 included a success story speech by Army veteran Kishauna Hampton and a farewell message by keynote speaker Eddie Bocanegra.

June 21, 2017

Missing out on Swim Lessons as Kids, These Adults Are Diving In

Adults prepare for the swim season at the South Side YMCA of Metro Chicago by taking adult swim lessons. (Chicago Tribune)

June 20, 2017

How to Challenge Yourself at the Y This Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month! Take the initiative to push your health to the next level with these summer programs and classes.

June 20, 2017

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

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