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Urban Warriors Recognition Ceremony celebrates the strength and resilience of youth

On Dec. 19, more than 100 people gathered at Bernhard Moos Elementary School to celebrate 22 youth from Humboldt Park and Little Village/Pilsen for completing the Urban Warriors program.

December 28, 2015

Is your fitness resolution an empty promise? Let’s change that.

With 2016 on the horizon, will we set the same goals for ourselves in the new year? More importantly, will we be any more likely to achieve them?

December 28, 2015

How to decide if joining a gym is right for you

Be honest: have you stuck to the workout plan you set for yourself back in January?

December 23, 2015

Member Spotlight - Meet Ami Trosley

?I love Y MaxTraining ? because it is a road map for success and your Y Max trainer is your navigator. I think a lot of people who need to lose weight know what they NEED to do, but it's hard to be both navigator and driver on a long trip!?

December 21, 2015

Y Achievers program cultivates youth for success in college and life

The Achievers is one of the Y?s premier youth development programs focusing on the academic, personal, and career advancement of urban youth.

December 18, 2015

YSVP’s Story Squad Showcase supports family healing and community conversations

The YMCA of Metro Chicago?s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program (YSVP) proudly presented the latest installments of the Story Squad album series at a community event on Dec. 5. Community members, family and friends packed the YSVP headquarters in Pilsen to support young artists from the Little Village, Pilsen and South Chicago neighborhoods.

December 16, 2015

Winter Break Camp at the Y

When schools are closed for the winter break, structured activities and child care programs help to keep your child safe, engaged, and learning. Register your child today for School Days Out!

December 07, 2015

YMCA of Metro Chicago applauds Governor Rauner and legislative leaders support of CCAP

Working families who rely on the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to help support and improve the quality of life for their families are well-served by the compromise reached between Governor Rauner and legislative leaders.

November 09, 2015

Diabetes prevention: 3 healthy lifestyle habits for your family

Do you know what could put you and your family at risk for diabetes? In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, the American Diabetes Association shares tips on how to decrease developing the disease while obtaining a healthy lifestyle.

November 04, 2015

The Y. So Much More™ 2015 Recognition Dinner raises $1 million for children and families

More than 450 attendees came together on Oct. 29 to support the YMCA of Metro Chicago's mission throughout our world-class city and suburbs.

November 02, 2015

Every little bit counts

As a Y member, you shape your center every day.

October 20, 2015

Do good, feel better

One of the very best things you can do for your health is completely free.

October 13, 2015

High schoolers who volunteer are more likely to graduate college

Research shows that teenagers who volunteer are more likely to pursue higher education, feel better prepared for their careers and make social responsibility a lasting part of their lives.

October 06, 2015

Early detection is key to breast cancer prevention

You may have already packed away your swimsuits for fall, but that?s no reason to ignore ?the girls? until next year.

October 05, 2015

YMCA’s 11th Annual Summer Games sponsored by Goldman Sachs were the best yet!

The sight of 200 children flocking together to dance captured the spirit of this year?s event perfectly.

September 25, 2015

Fall into fitness

Whether you?re a fitness newbie or a gym veteran, you?ll have no trouble falling in step with group exercises classes.

September 23, 2015

Continued learning opportunities in after school programs are essential for youth development

When the school day ends, youth need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities that positively affect their success in the classroom.

September 22, 2015

Governor Rauner’s Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Convenes at YSVP Headquarters

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago hosted Governor Bruce Rauner?s Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform at the Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) headquarters in Little Village Sept. 8.

September 11, 2015

5 healthy tips for preventing childhood obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support to change their children?s habits with the ultimate goal of improving their health.

September 01, 2015

Fall I Session is underway! There is still time to register!

Fall Session I has just kicked off, but you can still register and get involved into some great classes, programs and more for the season.

August 31, 2015

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