At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. From our exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, to our extensive preschool and school-age programs, to our fun family and community events, the Y offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children, improve your family’s health, or give back to your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact your community.
Our mission does not live in a building. It is far too big and too important to be confined to just one place. Day in and day out, we are out there, in the community, helping kids and families, one at a time. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout Chicagoland to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is for...
Youth Develpment Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
Healthy Living Improving the health and well-being of those in our community
Social Responsibility Giving back and providing support to our neighbors