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

Drew Credits YMCA for His Life as World Triathlete

Family of athletes found friends and a place to train at the YMCA

Since he was four years old Drew Shellenberger has been competing in Triathlons. He began his training at the Baxter YMCA saying, “[the YMCA] has been a pretty big place in my life since I was young. I came here for basketball, soccer, and flag foo... 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

Schedule Downtown Classes Ahead with MINDBODY App

MINDBODY Questions Answered Here!

We’re here to help you navigate MINDBODY, a new booking tool for the downtown Indy YMCAs. MINDBODY is an online scheduling tool that you can use to check out the most up to date group exercise class options at the three Downtown YMCA centers. ... Read More