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

Baxter YMCA Holds Many Memories for Wells Family

When adult children are in town, they go back to the YMCA

Beverly Wells and her children made lifelong memories going to the Y nearly everyday. They did basketball, football, soccer, swimming, diving, Day Camp, the Y Indian tribe and so much more. She chose the Y for her family among other reasons, because ... Read More

Todd Shellenberger; Living the Dream!

Triathlon is a family commitment for Shellenberger's

YMCA Triathlete Competes in 3 World Championship Races in Europe Being a triathlete means something differ... Read More

YMCA Preschool Curriculum Helps Children Grow

Early Learning Preschool helps fill the need for quality care in Lawrence

Everyone wants a great start for their child, and Megan has found that with the Benjamin Harrison YMCA Early Learning Preschool Program. “My son has been attending the program ever since he turned 2 years old. First as a half-day student, then mov... Read More

Near Drowning Led Hinton Family to Swim Lessons

After slipping in the pool, Izzy learns to swim at the Y

Last summer we were at a family outing in a pool full of other adults and our kids, and Izzy was on the steps right next to me in the p... Read More