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How the Y Encourages Children to Respect and Embrace Differences

Last year, the YMCA's new anti-bias curriculum was introduced at 10 early learning sites in Chicago.

February 05, 2018

Summer Day Camp Registration Is Now Open at Most YMCA Centers!

Start planning your child's best summer ever, today.

February 02, 2018

6 Things to Do in Chicago With Your Family This February

From the city to the burbs, here are 6 ways to have fun with the whole family this February.

February 01, 2018

Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

New blood pressure guidelines make American Heart Month the perfect time for a check-up.

February 01, 2018

Here’s What Happens Inside Your Body When You Exercise

A new study explains how your liver knows to harness energy faster.

January 29, 2018

Share the Y by February 5 and Your Friends and Family Will Save

Members, if you refer a friend who joins between now and February 5th, they'll pay $0 joiner fee, and you'll both receive our new member-referred 20% reduced rate every month.

January 26, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Flu Season

Answers to 13 of the most common questions about flu for parents and other adults.

January 23, 2018

4 Tips for Safe Outdoor Winter Workouts

If you're heart-healthy, there's no reason you can't enjoy working out in the great outdoors year-round.

January 22, 2018

How YMCA Camp Independence Changed Gabi’s Life

Born with a neurological condition called spina bifida, Gabi Berthiaume struggled to adjust to the new social and physical demands of middle school.

January 18, 2018

After Losing Weight, What’s the Best Way to Keep It Off?

According to a recent study, the key factor in weight maintenance isn't the same as weight loss.

January 16, 2018

Athletes, Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Ketone Supplements

A new dietary supplement claims to boost performance by mimicking a low-carb diet. But scientists are skeptical.

January 11, 2018

How Joanna Korbut Overcame Her Shyness to Become a Leader

With the help of Leaders Club, a shy seven-year-old became a fearless 10th grader.

January 10, 2018

Meet Our Urban Warriors Program Director, Diana Hernandez

When asked about her motivation, without a second thought, Diana mentions the youth in the program definitely motivate her, especially “seeing them grow as they reflect and process their trauma”.

January 09, 2018

5 Tips for Staying Healthy As You Age

A few simple, easy ways to slow the aging process and continue enjoying life to the fullest.

January 08, 2018

Why You Should Add More Fiber to Your Diet

New scientific studies prove how vital fiber is to a healthy gut and immune system.

January 04, 2018

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

4 tips to help you keep those health and fitness-related resolutions in 2018.

January 03, 2018

New: Share the Y and Save 20% on Membership

If you refer a friend or family member and they join the Y, you’ll both receive our new member-referred 20% reduced rate!

January 02, 2018

Naperville YMCA Christmas Dinner Demonstrates ‘Importance of Giving Back’

The Naperville YMCA's, along with the Naperville Park District, hosted the 34th annual Community Christmas Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. (Naperville Sun)

January 01, 2018

Storytelling Helps Chicago Youth Overcome Adversity

The YMCA's Story Squad Showcase featured stories by youth in South Chicago, Little Village/Pilsen and Humboldt Park. The event and the program was covered by the Chicago Tribune.

January 01, 2018

Lauren Reed Gives Back to the Y with Leaders Club

After participating in Leaders Club as a teen, Lauren Reed is still connected to the YMCA and the program as an advisor to give back to the community.

December 28, 2017

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