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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

2017 Mayor’s Community Breakfast

The Fry Family YMCA and Mayor Steve Chirico welcomed the community a holiday tradition. (Naperville Community Television)

December 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Programs Are Now Open For Registration!

Winter programs begin Monday, January 8. Register today!

December 18, 2017

Green Creation Crew Showcase Environmental and Social Justice Issues

“Don’t ever forget how important it is to take care of ourselves and the environment. Remember YOU can make all the difference!” - Amelia Evans

December 15, 2017

The Y Celebrates 20 New “Urban Warriors” Graduates at the University of Chicago

Meet the Chicago teens in our Fall 2017 cohort who worked with military veterans to alleviate the effects of trauma in their lives and communities.

December 13, 2017

Paralympic swimmer Brad Snyder leaves Crystal Lake YMCA crowd speechless

More than 200 YMCA members, community leaders and nonprofit partners attended the Sage YMCA’s Holiday Inspirational Community Breakfast. (Northwest Herald)

December 11, 2017

Target Joins the Y to Help Chicago Teens and Families Cook Healthier Food

Thanks to a generous grant from Target, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is expanding our healthy cooking programs to reach more people than ever before.

December 11, 2017

This Holiday Season, the Y Is Here to Help Students When School Is Out

Parents, register your child for School Days Out, the Y's program to keep children ages 5-12 safe, engaged, and learning.

November 30, 2017

Stop Wishing and Start Doing With the Y’s “Active8 Challenge”

Join us for our annual 8-week weight loss challenge with check-ins, email support, and prizes!

November 29, 2017

6 Tips for Staying Connected This Winter

Don't hibernate ? make new friends, help others, and stay active!

November 28, 2017

8 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

The average Thanksgiving dinner is 1,865 calories ? more than many adults should eat in an entire day!

November 16, 2017

Program Matches Vets And Youth For Support After Violence-Related Trauma

Morning Shift sits down with Chico Tillmon, executive director of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention at the YMCA, veteran mentor Karen Hernandez, and Taina Ocasio, a teen participant in the program.

November 15, 2017

Are You at Risk for Diabetes? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

As diabetes rates continues to rise, few Chicagoans know they're at risk.

November 14, 2017

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