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At the heart of the Sage YMCA is the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you.


A CLOSER LOOK

Sarah left an unstable home environment to move in with her grandparents last year. “She was desperately in need of community and a positive peer environment, as well as a place to find herself and decide who she wanted to be,” Sarah’s grandmother said. Fortunately for Sarah and her family, the Sage YMCA swim team, the Piranhas, provided her the opportunity to become a part of a caring and supportive community.

As Sarah learned to master her swim strokes last summer, she also grew in spirit and strength, from a timid child who lacked self-confidence into a dedicated and determined teen.

Sarah’s grandparents credit the Piranhas swim coaches for her personal growth and success. “They made it clear to swimmers and parents alike that character and attitude are priorities for this team,” Sarah’s grandmother said. “This policy has trickled down into our family life and made our entire family stronger.”

Sarah’s grandparents, long-time Y members, had no idea that Sarah’sparticipation on the team could change the very dynamic of their family structure. “We are so happy to be a part of the Piranhas community, and so grateful for all that they’ve given to Sarah and for the many ways our family has grown,” Sarah’s grandmother added.

Make a Gift. Change a Life.

To learn more call the Sage YMCA at 815.459.4455 or make your gift today.

Executive Director

Robyn Ostrem
rostrem@ymcachicago.org
815.526.1630


8,000 Y Members

$80,000 in annual community support

Serving our community for over 60 years

More than 20 volunteers

THE SAGE YMCA

As a nonprofit organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Sage YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive for over
60 years.

Between the whistles of our sports camps, the splash that starts a swim meet, and the smile that says “you’re welcome,” the Sage 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.

The Sage YMCA serves the thriving community of Crystal Lake. For more than 8,000 Y members, 20 volunteers and 600 program participants, the Sage YMCA is a destination where local children and families have 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.

THE Y MEETS COMMUNITY NEEDS

At the Y, we strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility because we believe in nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and giving back and providing support for our neighbors. From fitness to wellness to community service, everything we do at the Y is an exercise in possibility.

How We Do It
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because, in neighborhoods across Chicagoland, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
•The Y is community centered. For more than 150 years, we've been listening and responding to our communities.
• The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
•The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
•The Y mobilizes local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
Our Impact
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

How We Do It

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because, in neighborhoods across Chicagoland, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.

Our Impact

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.