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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

How VEEP Harnesses Your Body’s Natural Daily Rhythm

In a guest blog post, the founder and CEO of VEEP, Joel Greene, discusses a non-time-intensive way to harness your body's natural daily rhythm and burn more fat.

April 19, 2017

4 Valuable Tips for Teens Seeking Volunteer Opportunities

The YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Director of Volunteerism Linda Dean offers up some tips for teens searching for opportunities to volunteer their skills and time.

April 18, 2017

Join the Y for Free This Spring, April 17-May 8

Take advantage of this limited-time-only $0 joiner offer today, save up to 50% off most programs and get advanced registration privileges for the upcoming summer sessions.

April 17, 2017

Optimal Gut, Optimal Life: How VEEP Rebalances the Bacteria in Your Gut

In a guest blog post, the founder and CEO of VEEP, Joel Greene, discusses a non-time-intensive way to get lean and live longer: rebalancing the kinds of bacteria in your gut.

April 12, 2017

The 6 Craziest Things Happening at Healthy Kids Day 2017

Here are the wildest and weirdest activities happening at Chicagoland YMCAs during Healthy Kids Day - Saturday, April 29, 2017.

April 11, 2017

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