Kelly Hall YMCA
Opened in January 2009, this safe haven provides key services to the severely underserved community of West Humboldt Park.
We're A Community. Not just a gym.
824 N. Hamlin
Hours of Operation
Program Registration Dates
Spring I Session runs Feb. 16-Apr. 12
Member registration begins Jan. 27
Spring II Session runs Apr. 13-Jun. 7
Member registration begins Jan. 27
A free, community event for kids and families.
April 26, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 15 percent of Illinois children aged 2-4 years are obese and more than 15 percent of adolescents in Illinois were overweight. In addition, in a recent KIDS COUNT® data snapshot, the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 80 percent of lower-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all kids are not reading proficiently - a key predictor of a student’s future educational and economic success. Furthermore, when the school year ends, the physical and educational health of many kids worsens.
To kick-start physical activity and learning now and throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids –on Saturday, April 26, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with free community events across the Chicagoland area for kids and families. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features child and family friendly activities sure to get the whole family immersed in physical activity and learning fun!
Our Healthy Kids Day event will include:
- Healthy snacks
- Sports activities
- Activities for the whole family
"At the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day events, we will focus on health and education-related activities to ensure participants learn about nutrition, exercise and other preventable health diseases. Our health focus, combined with fun learning activities, will ensure that fewer children are at risk for childhood obesity or diabetes and be successful in school. It's never too early to help children learn about healthy living," said Richard Malone, President and CEO, YMCA of Metro Chicago. “Research shows that during the summer, children are more likely to gain weight and fall behind academically than during the school year. Healthy Kids Day is not just a single day of fun, active play and learning--it's a kickoff to help families get a jump start on creating a healthier summer for their children.”
In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:
- High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development.
- Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
- Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs. Bike rides, etc.
- Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
- Lead By Example – Be a good role model – kids can be influenced by seeing how hard their parents work at home or on the job, and how important it is to stay healthy.
Black & White Affair
March 24–April 12, 2014
We depend totally on our volunteers and in kind donors for this event. You will be able to bid on great dinner and weekend ‘get-aways’, museum memberships, daytime and evening excursions, and one-of-a-kind package deals from volunteers and staff.