Full Circle

A Lifelong Member Sees Preschool Side of the Y

Mel McMahon Stone is no stranger to the YMCA. Her mother was a swim instructor at a YMCA, and she started a preschool program there specifically for 2-year-olds. Naturally, Mel was one of the first preschoolers to attend. From there, she “grew up... Read More

The Refuge and the Y

It takes a village to help and heal hurt in our community. The Y is part of that village.

What does a dog named Lulu, cooking classes, and a 45-pound weight have in common? Each contributes to the healing process for local teenagers enrolled in Boone County’s “The Refuge Girls Academy.” If you visit the Witham Family YMCA duri... 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

Life Saving Skills

Westfield Police Officers Get Trained on Handling Situations around Water

Saving a Life with a Gallon Jug It’s not every day you get to go swimming on the job as a police officer or help develop life saving skills. But, perhaps that’s why it was so important that the eight officers of the Westfield Police Department m... Read More

Lara Kitty’s Why the Y?

A new mom finds that there is so much for to fitness than physical gains

When Lara Kitty and her young family moved to Indianapolis, they were in search of a home that was near a YMCA. Shortly after settling in, she received a YMCA No Join Fee Membership promotion postcard. “I was nervous about joining a gym because I w... Read More