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State Rep. Barbara Flynn-Currie Celebrates Summer Learning Day at the South Side YMCA

On National Summer Learning Day, the South Side YMCA was visited by State Representative Barbara Flynn-Currie. (Hyde Park Herald)

July 26, 2018

4 Ways to Counter Dehydration During the Summer Heat

Ensure that your family is staying properly hydrated and healthy by adopting a few simple practices.

July 20, 2018

From Tumbling Instructor to Manager of Inclusion, Meet the Y’s Gretchen Dennis

According to Gretchen, not many organizations have a Manager of Inclusion, so she was thrilled to join our team.

July 18, 2018

Police Officers Play Volleyball With Teens at Humboldt Park

Volleyball event at the Kelly Hall YMCA works to improve relationship between the community and Chicago Police Officers.

July 17, 2018

This Summer, the Y Is Adding Some STEAM to Girl Power

The Illinois Institute of Technology and the Y are teaming up to offer Discovery Day Camps at 3 centers this summer for girls 11-14 years old. Register your child today!

July 17, 2018

This 60-Year-Old Veteran Just Set Two Planking World Records

Marine vet George E. Hood held a plank for 10 HOURS to break the world record (NowThis, NBC, ABC, Chicago Tribune, Patch)

July 13, 2018

How the YMCA Prevents Summer Learning Loss in Youth

This National Summer Learning Day (July 12th), learn how providing children with an enriching summer experience can have a lasting impact on their lives.

July 12, 2018

Reminder: Summer 2 Programs Start Next Week!

New programs at 18 membership centers begin Monday, July 16. See all of your options here!

July 10, 2018

How Erin Penzel Went From Y Kid to Staff at YMCA Camp MacLean

After falling in love with camp when she was five years old, Erin Penzel is now the Counselor-In-Training Director for YMCA Camp MacLean.

July 09, 2018

Aquatic Center Opens to West Side Residents

The new additions to the McCormick YMCA has the potential to save lives. (CBS)

July 05, 2018

The Indian Boundary YMCA’s Fitness Director Planks His Way Into History

In an exciting 24-hour event, the Indian Boundary Y’s George Hood set 2 world records while fundraising for the YMCA.

July 02, 2018

Your Guide to Swimming at the Y This Summer

A complete list of swimming and aquatics activities available this summer at a YMCA near you in Chicago.

June 29, 2018

The McCormick YMCA Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger

The McCormick YMCA celebrates its new aquatics center and other additions with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

June 28, 2018

How the Y’s Violence Prevention Programs Help Youth Cope with PTSD

June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day. Learn about how the Y gives youth suffering from PTSD a means to express themselves.

June 27, 2018

4 Tips For Managing “Screen Time” With Your Family

Advice from an expert: Dr. Delaney Ruston of Tech Talk Tuesdays and "Screenagers".

June 26, 2018

West Suburban Fitness Guru Aims to Set 2 Planking Records

George Hood, fitness director at Indian Boundary YMCA, attempts to break 2 world records while fundraising for the Y. (Chicago Tribune: Beacon-News)

June 25, 2018

YMCA Program Gives Young People a Platform for Storytelling

Youth from the Y’s Story Squad were empowered to share their experiences in front of friends, family, and the community at the Story Squad Showcase event. (The Chicago Citizen)

June 21, 2018

The YMCA Origins of Father’s Day

Did you know Father's Day originated at a YMCA in Spokane, Washington? Here's the whole story.

June 14, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About YMCA Summer Resident Camps

Overnight camps start this month! Sessions range from 3 to 14 days. All resident camps are coed and are open to both YMCA members and non-members.

June 07, 2018

Fresenius Launches Foundation to Raise CKD Awareness and Donates to YMCA

Fresenius Medical Care Foundation donated $50,000 to YMCA of Metro Chicago’s summer camp program. (Kidney News)

June 06, 2018

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