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From a YMCA Kid to a YMCA Leader, Meet Joshua Martin

Josh Martin is the Aquatics Team Lead at Lattof YMCA and a Leaders Club advisor at the Elmhurst YMCA.

April 17, 2018

Join the Y Now Through April 21, Pay $0 Joiner Fee

As a member, you'll save up to 50% off most programs, including sports, aquatics, fitness, and more!

April 16, 2018

Meet a Few of Our Wonderful Volunteers

It's National Volunteer Week, and the Y couldn't serve so many Chicagoland children, adults, and families without the support of our volunteers.

April 15, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Sweeteners

Are they healthier than natural sugar? Turns out, artificial sweeteners alter your body in ways that may impact your health.

April 13, 2018

5 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

April 11 is National Pet Day! Here are a few benefits of having one.

April 11, 2018

Don’t Forget: Summer Day Camps Are Only 6 Weeks Away!

Whether you're looking for a traditional day camp experience, or a specialty sports, STEM, arts or travel-based camp, the Y has an option for you.

April 09, 2018

Suburban Heroes: Group effort saves man’s life at Buehler YMCA

Employees and a member at Buehler YMCA in Palatine took turns performing lifesaving CPR cycles on member Greg Sendi. (Daily Herald)

April 02, 2018

Step Up and Speak Out to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

Join the YMCA in making Chicago a safer place for children. Here's how you can help.

March 30, 2018

Another Reason to Share the Y? Scientists Say Exercising With Friends Is Healthier.

Over and over again, research has proven that exercising with a friend (or friends) comes with huge benefits, from increasing your motivation to speeding up your gains.

March 29, 2018

The 5 Craziest Things Happening at Healthy Kids Day 2018

Here are the wildest and weirdest activities happening at Chicagoland YMCAs during Healthy Kids Day - Saturday, April 21, 2018.

March 28, 2018

The 4th Annual Halftime Happy Hour Raises More Than $33,000

Over 250 attendees raised money to support the Y Foodies culinary program for Chicago youth and teens.

March 27, 2018

From the YMCA to the Final Four

How Loyola Chicago basketball star Lucas Williamson learned the value of teamwork at a Chicago YMCA.

March 21, 2018

4 Ways You Can Make a Difference During (and After) National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a great time to get involved and give back. Here are four ways individuals and groups can take an active role at the Y and in their community.

March 19, 2018

Try These 6 Simple Outdoor STEM Activities With Your Kids

The warmer weather of spring and summer is a prime opportunity to get kids engaged with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) while they’re outdoors.

March 14, 2018

How the YMCA Invented Basketball 127 Years Ago

In between the buzzer beaters this week, take a look at the story of James Naismith and the birth of basketball.

March 12, 2018

Keep Your Child Active, Engaged Over Spring Break at Your Local Y

When schools close, working parents can rely on the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s School Days out to keep children active, engaged, and safe.

March 05, 2018

Save the Date! Healthy Kids Day Returns on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Every spring, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago celebrates Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.

March 02, 2018

How Sarah Nemecek’s Passion for Public Policy Brought Her to YSVP

Last summer, a lifelong YMCA fan joined our Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) initiative as the new Senior Manager of Operations.

March 01, 2018

According to Researchers, Exercise Might Improve Your ... Memory?

Neurobiologists have demonstrated strong ties between regular exercise and memory retention.

February 28, 2018

Blast into Summer with 27th Annual Healthy Kids Day

On April 21, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

February 26, 2018

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