Black History and the YMCA

Determined visionaries break racial barriers

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 easy as it may have sounded. ... 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

Peace of Mind for Families in Need

The Y is there when families need us most.

Angela and Lilli are a special duo that have been a part of the YMCA’s After School program. Angela is a single mother who has been using the Y program for her daughter, Lilli. In March of 2011, Angela was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast c... Read More

Choose Your Adventure!

Spend the BEST SUMMER EVER with the Y!

Check out our Summer Camp Guide to start planning the BEST SUMMER EVER! From archery, to arts & crafts, to aquatics, it's up to YOU to decide what your adventure will be this summer. No matter what you choose, you will make new friends and tr... Read More

Fall Into Fun… At Camp!

Join us at any of our 15 Fall Break Camp locations across Indianapolis!

The air is crisp, the pumpkin spiced lattes are brewing, and you know what this means... Fall Break is coming! At the Y, when school is out, we are IN! We are busy preparing for FALL BREAK CAMP- exciting weeks of field trips, guest speakers, swimmin... Read More