News & Events


Could eSports Be Your Child’s Future?

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is partnering with I Play Games! to offer parent workshops that will present the facts and benefits of eSports.

November 01, 2018

Explore your options here at the South Side Y

Looking for activities for you and the youth in your life? Take a peek at your options

November 01, 2018

We have the perfect cure for those Winter Blues!

Join us Saturday, December 1, 2018 for our Line Dance Party!

November 01, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from the SSY!

See below for our holiday hours.

November 01, 2018

Mission Moment: Meet Mike

YMCA member redefines "water weight":

November 01, 2018

Celebrate Spooky Season with the YMCA!

Join us for our frighteningly fun-filled Halloween celebration on Friday, October 26, from 6-8 p.m. Our Halloween event is open to both members and non-members alike, so bring the whole family and enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed activities - it's guaranteed to be a "spooktacular" time!

October 05, 2018

Out of school? Choose the Y!

The South Side Y offers a safe, educational and fun place for your child when school is out. We have affordable School Days Out programs all year long to match district holidays that will keep your child active and engaged, and give you peace of mind.

October 01, 2018

Meet Bruce Shannon: The Aquatics Instructor at the South Side Y

Bruce Shannon worked as a lifeguard and aquatics instructor at the South Side YMCA for 18 years. He describes how his childhood memories at the Y shaped his values, “there was no limit at what I could do at the Y."

September 25, 2018

Confidence in the Water

Nearly 50 percent of American adults can’t swim well enough to save themselves from a water-based emergency. But Julia Harper, a swim instructor and certified lifeguard at the South Side YMCA, is determined to change that statistic.

August 01, 2018

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the South Side YMCA: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m for fun, family-friendly activities. As always, Healthy Kids Day is 100% free and open to the public!

April 04, 2018

Get Involved, Build Community

Volunteers Needed

April 01, 2018

Spring Leagues and Programs Are Here

Register now for Spring Leagues and Programs!

April 01, 2018

Keep Your Child Active & Engaged Over Spring Break at the South Side Y

When schools close, the South Side YMCA provides working parents with another child care option, School Days Out.

March 05, 2018

Early Head Start, Head Start and Child Care to Chicago Families

Early Head Start, Head Start and Child Care to Chicago Families

September 27, 2017

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Visits the South Side YMCA

On Aug. 4, Senator Dick Durbin visited the South Side Y's Early Education & Care and Day Camp programs.

August 08, 2017

With Your Help, We’re Making the South Side Y Even Better

To continue improving our programs and facilities, we sent a survey to a random sampling of members for feedback and suggestions. Today, we?d like to share the results of those surveys with you, as well as a few steps we?re taking to make the South Side Y even better.

March 01, 2017

Celebrate Halloween at the South Side Y - Friday, October 28, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled evening with the whole family!

September 22, 2016

Meet our new Personal Trainer:

The South Side Family has become bigger! Meet our new trainers who are here to make a difference:

July 26, 2016

GRIT is Back This Summer!

Get an intense workout in just 30 minutes

July 07, 2016

Jay Williams Basketball Camp at South Side Y

Get ready for your next basketball season

June 15, 2016

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