Have College Students Fall Clean For You!

Gardening, weeding, painting and more- Intercollegiate YMCA

For a donation, you can tap into UIndy, Butler, IUPUI, and Ivy Tech students and other volunteer groups to clean and help with outdoor projects this fall. Four dates available: September 22 October 6 October 20 October 27 Spots will... Read More

New Y-Future Leaders groups begin soon, enroll today

Indy 5th grader: "The Y-Future Leaders Program changed my life"

The Avondale Meadows YMCA Y-Future leaders program is a social skills and character development program that can transform the life of youth ages 14-19 who've been involved in or are at risk of entering the Juvenile Court system. The teens get to do ... Read More

YMCA Financial Assistance Helps Grad Student

Alicia: “The Y is My Community, My Other Family”

I joined the YMCA in 2009, and it was the best decision I ever made. Someone from the Y came to the IPS school where I worked and told us about a special rate, but I didn’t follow up until a year later. I was working full-time in my second year of ... Read More

LiveSTRONG Gives Sherry New Outlook on Life

LiveSTRONG at the Y improved Sherry's quality of life, built friendships

Sherry started her journey with us in 2016 through the LiveSTRONG at the Y program. At her initial assessment, she felt like she couldn’t do much and couldn’t use any of the machines in the Wellness Center due to pain and mobility issues. She was... Read More

Worldwide Contestants Vie to Win Fantasy Weapon Combat Championship

First ever International Lightsaber Tournament in Indy

August 24-26, the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay will host a unique new sporting event: The first ever Indy International Lightsaber Tournament. The Indy Lightsaber Academy will bring teams from the US, Canada, France, and the UK together to compete ... Read More

YMCA President and CEO Eric Ellsworth Announces His Retirement

National search is underway to fill position by year’s end

Eric Ellsworth, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2018. The 63-year-old, Evansville, IN, native has served as CEO in Indianapolis for nearly 13 years and has been with the [caption... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, a Snapshot

Circle City and the YMCA have come full circle

The YMCA’s global mission—to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all—has been actively engaged in Central Indiana since 1854, nearly 165 years! The breadth of service and impact is unmatched by many nonprofits. Currently the 19th largest as... Read More

New Franciscan ExpressCare Center Opens This Fall

Irsay Family YMCA gets a new nearby neighbor

A new Franciscan ExpressCare urgent care center will open this fall just a half block from the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay offering a convenient walk-in clinic for minor healthcare needs. Our partners and neighbors at Franciscan Health are expandin... Read More

Mark Young, a Veteran, Has Overcome Many Obstacles

Mark has persevered after a stroke, addiction led to homelessness

As a Navy Veteran, Mark has always had good work ethic and drive. He has always had a job and stayed busy until January 5, 2018, when life caught up with him. Mark suffered a stroke due to stress and drug addiction. All of a sudden he had no job whic... Read More

Christmas in July Benefits Underserved Families in Indy

Celebrate Christmas in July with a donation or a gift

For 20 years, the Y at the Athenaeum’s Breakfast With Santa has provided a memorable experience for guests from area homeless and domestic violence shelters, as well as under served neighborhoods. You can help make Christmas possible again this ye... Read More

Go from the Pool Back to School with the Y

Movie nights, campouts, rodeos and picnics keep summer fun alive when school starts

It’s about that time to go from the pool back to school. While summer may be ending, your fun at the Y doesn’t have to. Check out these events to keep your health and social life right on track when the kids go back to school. Celebrate School &... Read More

Don’t Let Summer Fly by Without Doing These Things

Pool parties, slip-n-slides, boat races!

Try something new and make lasting memories at these out-of-the-ordinary summer events and games. To start, the first day of the 2nd Summer Session of Y sports, classes and leagues and the last day to register on July 16. These are open to everyone w... Read More

YMCA Swim Club Chalks Up Win at First-Ever Home Meet

Swimmers from 5 area teams competed for a win against 9-time state champs

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis (YOGI) recently hosted its first official home swim meet against the Niles Mariners of Michigan and the Michiana Stingrays at the Ransburg YMCA outdoor 50-meter Long Course pool. Swimmers of the YOGI Swim Club come from f... Read More

Soldier Learns to Swim as Adult

Kevin Proves It’s Never too Late to Overcome Fears

Kevin Miller was born addicted to crack cocaine and spent his childhood in the foster care system before one of his counselors adopted him when has a teenager. Even though Kevin grew up in Miami, where water is plentiful, learning how to swim wasn... Read More

The Results are in!

Freedom 5K Results

We held our Inaugural Freedom 5K on Saturday, July 7th and it was a success! With great weather and a fantastic turn out, we could not have asked for anything more. Thank you to Delta & U.S. Army for making the event possible! Here are th... Read More

Astonishing Numbers, Why We Need Before and After School Care

INDIANA'S YOUTH NEEDS QUALITY CARE

The need for quality before and after school care is more important today than it ever has been, for so many reasons. BY THE NUMBERS According to the Indiana Afterschool Network, 20 percent of children in Indiana, including kindergartners, are unsu... Read More

Healthy Habits are Hard, the Y is Here to Help!

Easy Tips Each Month for a Healthier You

At the Y, we’re all about healthy living – healthy people and healthy communities. But habits can be hard to form, especially the healthy ones. Our new #HealthyHabits program will make healthy living easier. Each month, we‘ll help you build ... Read More

Welcome Kim Newnam, Executive Director

Kim Newnam joins Witham Family YMCA as executive director

The Center Advisory Board and staff of the Witham Family YMCA is proud to announce the hiring of their new executive director, Kim Newnam. She joins the Witham Family YMCA with nearly 30 years of experience working in various positions throughout sev... Read More

Preschool Capacity to Double at Witham Family YMCA

Scholarships available for low-income families

There will soon be more preschool options in Lebanon, Indiana! The Witham Family YMCA is undergoing a renovation to increase capacity for the Early Learning Center. The $94,000 project uses funding provided by the United Way of Central Indiana and th... Read More

Intercollegiate Y is looking for AmeriCorps Members

Be A Servant Leader In Your Community

Looking for a way to be a servant leader in your community? The Intercollegiate YMCA is looking for people to work as an AmeriCorps Member serving youth in the Indianapolis area. AmeriCorps Members commit their time to address critical community nee... Read More