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Metro YMCA News

The Y partners with JCPenney to provide access to teen programs for our Y youth!

JCPenney will donate $1 to the YMCA for every Instagram post using #AZYouGive. You can help raise up to $100,000 for teen programs.

YMCA’s Commitment to Safety

Here's how you can help keep the YMCA a safe environment for the community.


West Communities Y Ready to Help Parents If CPS Teachers Strike

Register your child today. Space is limited.

September 30, 2016

Sports & Aquatics Updates this month!

Join us for these sports programs and swimming lessons!

July 31, 2018

Summer Day Camp at the West Communities Y!

There's still time to register for the Best.Summer.Ever!

July 31, 2018

Adult & Teen Basketball and Soccer Leagues!

Register today for these sports leagues:

July 02, 2018

Summer Swim lessons at West Communities Y

Stay cool during the Summer with these swim offerings!

July 02, 2018

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the West Communities YMCA: Friday, April 20, 2018

Join us from 4 to 6 p.m for fun, family-friendly activities. As always, Healthy Kids Day is 100% free and open to the public!

April 04, 2018

From the YMCA to the Sweet Sixteen

How Loyola Chicago basketball star Lucas Williamson learned the value of teamwork at a Chicago YMCA.

March 21, 2018

Community Schools Students Swim Toward Success at the West Communities YMCA

The West Communities YMCA helps children from low-income families living in the Southwest side of Chicago receive free instruction through the Y's Community Schools Initiative (Y-CSI).

August 01, 2017

With Your Help, We’re Making the West Communities 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 thank those members and share a few steps we?re taking to make the Y even better.

March 02, 2017

Join the West Communities Y for a Back-to-Class Block Party This August

Celebrate the back-to-class season with free, family-friendly games and activities throughout Chicagoland.

July 27, 2016

How to Prepare for Next Week’s #YJumpingJackChallenge

Plus, the health benefits of jumping jacks

April 19, 2016

Introducing SMART START, the YMCA’s new personal fitness plan

Ease yourself into shape, one week at a time

April 11, 2016