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Metro YMCA News

USMC Veteran and YMCA Fitness Director George Hood to Attempt 2 World Records in 24 Hours

The Indian Boundary YMCA fitness director is raising money for a great cause, June 27-28.

May 30, 2018

4 Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries in Children

Aside from common sprains and fractures, sports injuries may discourage your child from wanting to participate, or even hurt their confidence.

May 29, 2018

Don’t Forget: Summer Day Camps Are Less Than 2 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.

May 23, 2018

Join the Effie O. Ellis YMCA for a Parade for Peace

On Friday morning, June 8, 2018, join the Y in Garfield Park to promote peace. Don't forget to wear yellow!

May 22, 2018

Organ Recipients Meet Donor’s Dad at the Kelly Hall YMCA

Six years after a heart transplant, Craig Clark met the recipients of his son’s organs at the Kelly Hall YMCA, and listened to his son's heartbeat once again.

May 21, 2018

Meet YMCA “Foodies” Yvette and Alexa

The Pilsen Foodies program at the Rauner Family Y has helped dozens of local youth learn new culinary skills and explore career options.

May 18, 2018

How to Stay Safe During Tick and Mosquito Season

The CDC says insect bites have nearly tripled over the past few years. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe.

May 14, 2018

Adrian Hernandez and His YMCA Mission Moment

​Adrian Hernandez, Program Director of the Humboldt Park YSVP site, always knew he wanted to serve youth, but it wasn’t until he was teaching that he realized he’d rather make an impact on youth through social work.

May 10, 2018

Introducing the Y’s New 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Leagues

Teams for boys and girls between ages 12 and 18 will play 10 games during a 6-week period, culminating with a tournament where teams from multiple centers will face off against one another to determine an ultimate champion.

May 08, 2018

Why We Appreciate Our Teachers

As one Chicago's largest early education nonprofits, National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11) is an important time for us at the YMCA.

May 07, 2018

How a Y Kid Joined Our Marketing Team

Meet Our Communications Specialist, Jacklyn Rosado.

May 04, 2018

Join Us For a Pilsen Foodies Showcase at Oggi Chicago

This Saturday, May 5, teens in our Pilsen Foodies program will cook and serve breakfast at an After School Matters art showcase in Chinatown.

May 03, 2018

Join Us For a 2 X 24 Diamond Tour Fundraiser With George E. Hood

Support U.S. Marine Veteran George E. Hood as he trains for two new world records for the “plank” in 24 hours! All while fundraising for the YMCA!

May 02, 2018

Why Water Safety Matters

As we observe National Water Safety Month this May, it's a great time for parents to remember the importance of equipping children with essential water safety skills.

May 01, 2018

Summer Programs Are Now Open for Registration!

Members, register now for our June, July, and August 2018 programs. Non-member registration will open on May 29.

April 30, 2018

Fresenius Medical Care Foundation Donates $50,000 to YMCA Camp Duncan

The leading provider of kidney care products and services has awarded the Y its inaugural gift after launching a new nonprofit foundation to support programs like YMCA Camp Duncan.

April 26, 2018

Parents, Are Your Teens Suddenly “Allergic” To You? Here’s Why.

The most frustrating period of adolescence is normal, common, and important to your teen's development.

April 25, 2018

Meet the Y’s Marketing Content Manager, Adam Morgan

Everyone at Metro knows Adam as the guy with a can of La Croix in his hand. But who is Adam Morgan and how does he contribute to the YMCA?

April 23, 2018

Ever Heard of “Health Equity”? Here’s What You Can Do to Help Us Reach It.

In honor of National Minority Health Month, help the Y create health equity in Chicago's minority communities.

April 19, 2018

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

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