As a nonprofit organization committed to academic readiness, character development, youth safety and violence prevention and fitness and healthy living, the Kelly Hall YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive since 2009.
Between the after school programs which keep children and youth safely off the streets, the hot nutritious meals enjoyed by all and activities like magazine publishing that teach real life job skills, the Kelly Hall YMCA strengthens bodies, minds and communities.
Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, program participants and staff to make a difference. Kelly Hall YMCA proudly serves the community of West Humboldt Park where today for more than 1,700 program participants make the Kelly Hall YMCA their second home. Kelly Hall provides local children and families the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, and where people of all ages, interests and abilities can build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
Kelly Hall Needs Your Help Now More Than Ever
On April 3, 2015 the Illinois Department of Human Services unexpectedly suspended funds for Teen REACH programs across Illinois. Due to these cuts the YMCA of Metro Chicago has been forced to shut down its Teen REACH programs at Ys in the Logan Square, Little Village and West Humboldt Park neighborhoods. Kelly Hall YMCA, located in the West Huimboldt Park neighborhood, was hit the hardest by these cuts as a large portion of its staff are funded by Teen REACH dollars requiring the Center to look at drastically cutting back its program offerings and hours of operation unless alternative funding can be identified. Help us raise funds to restore these positions and keep Kelly Hall operating at it current level. The lives of many at-rish youth and their families depends on it.
We need to raise $150,000 to continue to serve out youth and teens at current levels through June 30, 2016. Contact Ken Maddox, Senior Program Director at 773.886.1220 or email@example.com to learn how or attend our annual fundraiser Saturday, April 25 to show your support.
Details about the fundraiser provided below.
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On April 8, YMCA of Metro Chicago youth and staff attended a rally at the James R. Thompson Center to urge Governor Bruce Rauner to restore Teen REACH funding.
Kelly Hall YMCA program member, Dayshawn Hunt, age 13, testified April 1 at the Appropriations Human Services Committee Hearing in support of continued funding for the Teen REACH program.
Join us for a fabulous evening of dancing, dining, bidding and fun at Kelly Hall YMCA 4th Annual Silent Auction & Dance.
All proceeds will benefit Kelly Hall YMCA kids and their families. Now more than ever we need your help! Due to recent state budget cuts a large portion of our staff have been cut causing us to look at drastically cut back on vital programming like Teen REACH on May 1. Support Kelly Hall YMCA. Support our youth and families.
Advance Ticket: $25
Can't attend the event, donations welcome. Select "Kelly Hall Annual Fund."
Please show your support of the YMCA by donating new merchandise, gift certificates or by participating as a sponsor.
For more information, please contact Ken Maddox, Senior Program Director at 773.886.1220 or KMaddox@ymcachicago.org
Dress Code: Please, No Jeans. Gym Shoes, T-Shirts or Leggings. You must be 21 years of age to attend.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 , 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative that aims to get more children moving and learning so they can keep up the habit all summer long—a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles or gaps related to hunger, water safety, learning, safe spaces to play and health, which prevent them from reaching their full potential. Each year, the Y helps over 9 million youth nationwide “hop the gap” and achieve more by providing a safe to place to learn, stay healthy and build friendships. This year, nearly 1,300 Ys across the country will celebrate Healthy Kids Day.
Here is just a sample of some of the exciting activities we have planned:
"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:
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