Early Learning Should Be Fun

All children should have access to a welcoming and developmentally appropriate environment.

Walking through the Early Learning hallway of the Baxter YMCA, a center with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, you’re instantly greeted with the sounds of giggles and squeals of delight. Peaking in through the windows, you see little ones making â€... Read More


We walked in as broken people – LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person, not the disease.

In 2015 Lodema Lines was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. It then became clear why she felt so tired for the last five years. She then learned about the YMCA LIVESTRONG program through her oncologist and decided to look into it. Fast forward ... Read More


A Strong Investment From The Leech’s

A Local Pastor Invests in His Community in an Unexpected Way

Kim Leech is no stranger to investing. In fact, nearly fifty years ago, he started purchasing stock with a company that’s now a household name. The Leech's Background It may surprise you to learn, however, that Mr. Leech is not a seasoned busin... Read More


Sam Continues to Inspire and Motivate YMCA Members

Sam is an inspiration to YMCA Members and continues to motivate by example.

In April 2018, the YMCA published a story about a member that inspires members of her community. Samantha Schultz’s story about her journey from a traumatic brain injury to a beloved staff member of the Benjamin Harrison YMCA that inspires and moti... Read More


YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Encourages Community to Share Mental Health and Wellness Facts

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is encouraging community members to join the conversation about mental health and wellness. Mental health is how we think, feel and act. At the Y, we recognize that we all... Read More