Kelly Hall YMCA


Kelly Hall YMCA

As a nonprofit organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Kelly Hall YMCA has been proud to serve our neighbors in Humboldt Park and Garfield Park since 2009.

The Kelly Hall YMCA strengthens bodies, minds and communities through programs and services that keep youth and families safe and motivated to succeed. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our staff, volunteers, members, program participants, donors, friends and community partners to make a lifesaving difference. Kelly Hall YMCA is a community haven where people of all ages, interests and abilities are able to build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits, and discover their full potential.

Current Offerings

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Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Kelly Hall YMCA | 824 N. Hamlin Ave.
10 a.m. - 12 noon

The Kelly Hall YMCA center is hosting the 28th annual Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. 

We will have family fitness activities, giveaways, and more! Please join us! Please come in gym shoes and get ready to be active with your family!

Healthy Kids Day is also a great opportunity for your business to support a worthy cause, and your involvement will help to make this year's event special and successful. To find out more about sponsoring Healthy Kids Day, contact one of our YMCAs near your business.

This event is FREE to the community. 

For more info, contact : 
Comenecia O'Neal

We're a community dedicated to youth and families.

As a nonprofit organization committed to academic readiness, character development, youth safety and violence prevention and fitness and healthy living, the Kelly Hall YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive since 2009.

Between the after school programs which keep children and youth safely off the streets, the hot nutritious meals enjoyed by all and activities like magazine publishing that teach real life job skills, the Kelly Hall YMCA strengthens bodies, minds and communities.

Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, program participants and staff to make a difference. Kelly Hall YMCA proudly serves the community of West Humboldt Park where today for more than 1,700 program participants make the Kelly Hall YMCA their second home. Kelly Hall provides local children and families the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, and where people of all ages, interests and abilities can build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.

Kelly Hall Needs Your Help Now More Than Ever
The lives of many at-risk youth and their families depends on it.

Donate today

Read more:
The 2017 Kelly Hall YMCA “Future Leaders Luncheon” Raises More Than $160,000

Life Enhancing Programs A Revitalized Facility
  • Youth sports
  • Day camp
  • Youth development programs
  • Family nights
  • Computer classes
  • Parenting and health workshops
  • Senior activities
  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness center
  • Technology center
  • Food pantry
  • Youth/teen lounge
  • Community room
  • Mentoring

Urban Warriors at Kelly Hall YMCA

Urban Warriors is a program of the YMCA of Metro Chicago's Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative (YSVP). Urban Warriors provides a structured curriculum-based program that pairs experienced veterans with youth exposed to violence in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods. These two groups share common life experiences–surviving in hostile environments and striving to cope. Together they discuss and process their experiences with violence, develop and share coping skills, and identify the strengths they have developed and how they can channel them to benefit their communities. This trauma-informed approach fosters a unique supportive relationship between military veterans and youth. Urban Warriors reduces the traumatic effects of violence on “American child soldiers” and supports youth participants through 16 weeks of structured programming. Sessions are facilitated by military veterans who are trained and supported by YSVP staff. The curriculum consists of 5 thematic areas: belonging, positive identity development, cognitive restructuring, coping, and community engagement.

The Urban Warriors program is at Kelly Hall YMCA every saturday from 9am -1:30pm, for more information about the Urban Warriors and/or YSVP follow the link.

Summer Day Camp at the Kelly Hall YMCA

Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? At the Kelly Hall YMCA, we create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they're taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they're also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills, and making lasting friendships and memories.

A the Kelly Hall YMCA "Healthy Kids Camp", we welcome campers from 5-13 years old, and financial assistance is available. Our camp is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). Camp runs from morning to later afternoon, and offers a fun, safe environment for your child under the watchful and supportive eye of our well-trained counselors. Because we're the Y, we maintain the highest standards regarding program quality and health and safety. We believe the most important element of day camp is the safety and well-being of your child. Every day, we strive to:

  • Develop and strengthen your child's self-confidence and self-respect
  • Develop and strengthen your child's caring and respect for others
  • Strengthen their appreciation of the outdoors
  • Provide a balanced program that's fun for all
Kelly Hall YMCA Day Camp Rates
Member Participant Scholarship
Price per 1 Week Session $145


Price per 6 Week Session $870 $270
Price per 7 Week Session $1,015 $315

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For more information, contact:
Comenecia O'Neal

Meet Comenecia O’Neal, Mentor and Mother to YMCA Youth

As the Day Camp Director and Teen Reach Coordinator at the Kelly Hall YMCA in Humboldt Park, Comenecia O’Neal partners with community organizations for youth service learning projects, plans lessons and activities, and takes youth on college tours. However, one part of her daily ventures truly stands out to those who know her and the youth she serves: being a mother figure.

Read more about Comenecia O'neal's story.