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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

New Research Says Active Children Can Save the US Billions in Health Care Costs

A recent study suggests that children who are active for a certain amount for time can avoid billions in future medical costs. (Johns Hopkins)

May 03, 2017

Healthy Kids Day at the Kroehler Family YMCA encourages families to lead a healthy lifestyle

Kid-friendly activities taught children about healthy choices at the Kroehler Family YMCA on Saturday 29, 2017. (Naperville Sun)

May 02, 2017

26th Healthy Kids Day Across Chicagoland

See what happened at Healthy Kids Day throughout Chicago in these photos.

May 02, 2017

Summer Programs Are Now Open for Registration!

Summer is only four weeks away, and the Y is here to help your family have the best summer ever with sports, swimming, arts, fitness and family programs for all ages and ability levels.

May 01, 2017

How to Prevent “Brain Drain” in Children This Summer

Position your child for educational success and prevent summer “brain drain” by staying busy with these fun and engaging activities!

April 29, 2017

Take the pledge to become a Y Water Watcher

Save lives by monitoring children around water

April 28, 2017

How VEEP Teaches You to Listen to Food Signals

Instead of tracking units of energy like calories, VEEP teaches you how to read the signals of the food you eat and plan your meals accordingly.

April 26, 2017

Don’t Forget: Summer Day Camps Are Just 4 Weeks Away!

Early June is the start of YMCA summer day camp season, and registration is now open. Whether you're looking for a traditional day camp experience, or a specialty sports, STEM, arts or travel-based camp, the Y has an option for you.

April 25, 2017

Four Ways to Give Back and Get Outside on Earth Day

Check out this list of Earth Day activities throughout the Chicagoland area.

April 21, 2017

How the Y Promotes Environmental Friendliness in Children

This spring and summer, the YMCA of Metro Chicago offers various ways for children to get out and enjoy nature.

April 20, 2017

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