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At the Y, we strive to strengthen Chicago by promoting academic readiness, character development, violence prevention and fitness and healthy living. A crucial part of our mission is keeping the public up to date on our progress and letting them know how they can help.

Recent Press Releases


Ultra Endurance Fitness Pro and World Record Holder Joins YMCA Staff as Fitness Director

November 01, 2017 — George E. Hood, world record holder of the Plank, joins the Indian Boundary YMCA as Fitness Director.

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The Foglia YMCA and Live4Lali team up to present: “An Opioid & Substance Use Community Forum”

October 19, 2017 — The Foglia YMCA and Live4Lali are teaming up to present: An Opioid & Substance Use Community Forum - a panel discussion on the epidemic sweeping our communities. Lake Zurich, IL.

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26th Annual Healthy Kids Day Around Chicagoland

April 24, 2017 — YMCA of Metro Chicago centers across Chicagoland are hosting the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day ?, the Y?s national initiative and free community event to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.

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YMCA to recognize veteran mentors and graduates of the Urban Warriors program

December 08, 2016 — On Saturday, December 10, the YMCA of Metro Chicago will hold a recognition ceremony for graduates of its Urban Warriors youth mentoring program. The 46 youth are being recognized for completing a 16-week structured curriculum in partnership with military veterans who have served as their mentors throughout the process.

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YMCA to host more than 400 supporters at 3rd Annual The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner

October 03, 2016 — The YMCA of Metro Chicago?s 2016 Recognition Dinner on October 27 will highlight the programs supporting the Y?s mission to develop strong children, families and healthy communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living.

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Recent News & Articles


YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program featured in Chicago Tribune

July 11, 2014

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program featured in Chicago Tribune

YMCA program is aimed at helping at-risk youths deal with trauma from violent neighborhoods

Northwest Herald Features Water Safety Tips from Sage YMCA

June 03, 2014

Northwest Herald Features Water Safety Tips from Sage YMCA

For many children and families, summer is the perfect time to spend a fun day at the pool, beach or lake. As the largest operator of swimming pools in the U.S. and a leading provider of swim and water safety programs, the Y believes in the importance of practicing safety tips in and around the water

YMCA’s Upcoming Healthy Kids Day Featured on ABC News.

April 21, 2014

YMCA’s Upcoming Healthy Kids Day Featured on ABC News.

ABC News features all the fun planned for this weekend's Healthy Kids Day events taking place at YMCA's across the Chicagoland area.

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