This summer, we joined the Boys and Girls Club and the Vietnamese Association of Illinois to supply thousands of youth with the supplies they need to start school in September.
September 03, 2018
“Is it a war we’re winning? No,” said Almore. “But it’s a war I’m willing to fight.” Mike Almore, YSVP mentor and Senior Outreach Specialist shares why he decided to help youth exposed to violence in Chicago communities. (CBS 2 Chicago)
August 29, 2018
The YMCA’s Education Series is dedicated to screening award-winning and impactful documentaries and series at YMCAs across the area.
August 28, 2018
“These kids are over-alert and watching their backs, even when they’re in the safest environments. They try to explain that feeling to other people who don’t get it. But I do.” Julio Cortes, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and mentor.
August 27, 2018
Jaime shares what he learned by working with court case dogs through a Youth Safety and Violence Prevention and Safe Humane partnership program.
August 24, 2018
“People have a choice of where to work out, so why not work out somewhere that benefits the community?”
August 23, 2018
When visiting the Lattof YMCA, Miner School adult students are given the opportunity to get out of the classroom and experience new environments where they can learn important life skills.
August 21, 2018
O'Dell Boyd, who's been with the Y for 17 years, greets everyone, in person and on the phone, with a smile. "You don’t know who’s on the other side of the line. You don’t know what’s going on in their lives.”
August 17, 2018
Every single employee at the YMCA of Metro Chicago is required to take CPR training. Last May, that policy saved a man’s life.
August 16, 2018
Camp remains a fond childhood memory for many people, but for Kent Dean, it’s a way of life.
August 14, 2018
YMCA members and Naperville residents enjoyed a free family event to celebrate the start of the school year at the Kroehler Family YMCA on Friday. (Naperville Sun)
August 13, 2018
Chico Tillmon, Executive Director of the Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program shares how fear can prevent individuals from speaking up about a crime in some communities. (CBS 2 Chicago)
August 10, 2018
Students from the YMCA of Metro Chicago gathered at the Back 2 School Illinois distribution to receive school supply kits. (ABC 7)
August 10, 2018
N’Neka Malone, tells Harry Connick Jr. about the Urban Warriors Program, which teaches inner city youth how to cope with their dangerous communities. (Harry T.V. Show)
August 09, 2018
Family members play an important role in keeping youth active. During National Exercise with Your Child Week, learn what you can do to encourage physical fitness in your child’s life.
August 09, 2018
Nearly 50 percent of adults can't swim well enough to save themselves from drowning. Here's how the South Side YMCA is helping change that statistic.
August 07, 2018
The Lake County Community Foundation recently awarded grants to 15 nonprofit partners working to improve the quality of life for residents. The Foglia YMCA was among the new grantees this year.
August 06, 2018
Today is National Friendship Day and the Y wants to help you honor your friends.
August 05, 2018
This summer, the Y's Green Creation Crew explored topics such as environmental justice, pollution, and reducing waste in Chicago.
August 03, 2018
The Spring 2018 Urban Warriors graduation recognized 5 returning military veterans and 18 youth from west and south side of Chicago.
August 02, 2018