Love Your Heart With These Health Tips

Heart Health Month

Now is a great time to focus on what health tips you can use to focus on your heart health and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of dea... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the YMCA

“Remaining Awake through a Revolution”

Although Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been deceased for almost 53 years, his positive influence still ripples through the tides of life at the Y and all over the world. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. feet of influence have trod the hallways at the Y b... Read More

The Conduit to Connections

People see you at your worse and they still make you feel encouraged.

Yvette Collier has been a member of the Jordan YMCA for nine years. She joined this location back in 2012 when she moved from Chicago to be closer to her mother and other family members. When she arrived in Indianapolis, she wanted to find a place ne... Read More

YMCA Taught Julia Shirley How to Fight for What She Wants

Y’s Higher Ed, Youth & Government Programs Gave Her Confidence, New Skills

High school senior Julia Shirley says, “The Avondale Meadows YMCA has had a huge impact on my life.” The active young adult explains more about the Y’s impact and how it’s helped shape her future… Julia Shirley From nervous to comfortable ... Read More

Black History and the YMCA

Determined visionaries break racial barriers

Black history tells us that 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 eas... Read More