Black History and the YMCA

Determined visionaries break racial barriers

Black history tells us that when it first emerged in the United States in 1852, the YMCA excluded blacks from membership in white branches. Although they were encouraged to form their own associations on "separate but equal" terms, it wasn’t as eas... Read More

YMCA Childcare Provided Relief For Essential Workers

Essential workers needed childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Y answered the call for help

Stay-At-Home Order When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and the Indiana stay-at-home order was issued in March, many families – especially those who were considered essential workers – were left scrambling to find childcare. YMCA of Greater Indiana... Read More

Enriching The Lives Of Children Daily

Give A Forever Gift

What is Giving Tuesday Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday. "Giving Tuesday is a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world." - GivingTuesday.org. The Idea was started in 2012 as a day to simply encourage people to... Read More

Y Helps Place Child with Special Needs, Mother is Able to Keep Job

YMCA Before & After School Program provides a safe environment

For many parents, after school programs are a great way to keep children stimulated and busy with activity after the school day ends. But this isn’t always an option for parents of children who have special needs. Care programs for children with sp... Read More

Get up and camp!

The YMCA offers several youth camps to choose from - find the right one for your family

Summer CAMP. This word is famous to kids – but what does it really entail? Not all youth camps are the same, and summer camp at the YMCA is out of this world. Jump. Play. Swim. Learn. The YMCA offers several youth day camps. Preschool summe... Read More