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

Walk to Run Encourages You to Complete a 5K

Walk to Run Coaches Offer Support

This is the first in a series of stories about the 10th running of the Wishbone 5K. “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. Ther... Read More

Y Achievers Program has a Positive Impact on Near-Eastside Teen

Welles gains important experience through Y Achievers Program.

The Avondale Meadows YMCA opened its doors 7 years ago. Two of the visitors that day were Willie Gupton and his son, Welles. No one knew at the time the way the YMCA would play such an important role in Welles’s life. An Introduction to Y Achiever... Read More

This is Y…

The Y is for Youth!

176 YEARS AND COUNTING The YMCA was started by volunteer, George Williams in London in 1844. Over the next few decades, the YMCA served others through volunteer recruitment during the Civil War, opened YMCA's to serve student bodies at Universities,... Read More


Terri Bradley and the Baxter YMCA

WHERE IT ALL STARTED Terri Bradley started with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis as an intern second semester her senior year in college. She enjoyed it so much that she decided to take a Program Director position at The Baxter YMCA that same year i... Read More