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

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

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

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

Free Workout Wednesdays Return to Georgia Street

Free Workout Wednesdays on Georgia Street provide perfect lunchtime exercise routine: May 2 – Sept. 26

Free Workout Wednesdays on Georgia Street provide perfect lunchtime exercise routine: May 2 – Sept. 26 All fitness levels are welcome for 45 minutes of fun, free, cardio classes at Workout Wednesdays in Downtown Indy We’re ready! Pack your ... 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... Read More

A Brighter Future, Just Got Easier

Preschool Registration is Now Online

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW ONLINE! WE'RE HERE TO GIVE YOUR PRESCHOOLER EVERYTHING THEY NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION. The YMCA at the Athenaeum offers one of the most dynamic preschool programs downtown. Our program consists of one multi-age c... Read More

Caring for the Community

In its 20th year, the Y @ the Athenaeum’s Breakfast With Santa provides a memorable experience for guests from area homeless and domestic violence shelters, as well as underserved neighborhoods.

Registered families enjoy a buffet-style breakfast in the Rathskeller followed by crafts and entertainment. During the event, parents slip away to select a gift, stuff a stocking, and choose a book for every child. Secretly, the children do the same ... Read More

A New Smile

The Y: Helping Kathleen Spread Joy

Kathleen Boyd lives across the street from the YMCA at the Athenaeum. Before she became a member, she used to watch her friends coming and going from the Y. "I wished I could go to the YMCA," she recalls. Her health issues and the fear of how she wou... Read More

25 Years at the Athenaeum

A unique Y nears its 25th anniversary

By BILL BROOKS In 1991, WHEN YMCA official Dick Close was asked to evaluate whether a Y facility could be located in what was at that time a floundering Athenaeum, his evaluation was less than optimistic. He found a building with a leaky roof, ... Read More