Is Your Child Overweight? We’ve Got a New Program to Help

A healthy lifestyle with help from others can be fun!

We're all about healthy living, so we're very excited to introduce Healthy Weight and Your Child! This free, evidence-based program empowers children and families through education, healthy eating and physical activity. Families learn skills and beha... Read More

How to Survive Summer Camp Deprivation

5 tips for surviving during the camp off-season

We survived the polar vortex and snow storms, but we still have three months until camp starts. Summer camp deprivation is real, but have no fear! We’re sharing some helpful tips to survive the rest of the winter. TRY OUT YOUR TIE DYEReplace... Read More

Top Volunteers Honored for Strong Spirit of Service

We thank these volunteers for a lifetime of achievement, diversity & inclusion

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has been celebrating its volunteers for as long as the association has existed—164 years! They inspire us with  selfless service and dedication to community. Each year we recognize the best of over 2,000 volunteers... Read More

It’s Time to Register for Summer Camp

Now is the perfect time to make summer plans, dream of outdoor fun

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has a way to fend off the winter blues—browse and register for summer camp. Registration is now open for over 150 Summer Day Camps at more than 30 locations across Central Indiana. Enrollment is also open for overn... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Names Derrick J. Stewart as New CEO

41-year-old Stewart has been CEO of the YMCA of Southwestern IN for 10 years

Derrick J. Stewart has been named the new president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis effective Feb. 4, 2019. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors following a five-month national search, Stewart will succeed Eric Ellsworth who will st... Read More

Youth Programs Build Leaders, Transform Lives

YMCA has been more than a blessing to Neiko's family

A heartfelt letter from a thankful parentMy family has been connected with the YMCA for nearly 10 years. My daughter Kennedi participated in several teen programs, like From Day One, Turning Points, Y-Achievers, and the Senior Summer Institute, s... Read More

8 Awards, Countless Acts of Heroism

YMCA staff superheroes go above and beyond

The theme for this year’s Staff Assembly was superheroes. And why not? The YMCA staff are happy to go above and beyond to serve others. Staff from across Central Indiana enjoyed fellowship and reveled in the ways we’ve achieved the Y mission of h... Read More

18th Annual YMCA Holiday Toy Drive presented by Tom Wood

Do you need help with Holiday Assistance?

Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season. 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys through Dec. 13 for the 18th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. "Even the smallest gift can m... Read More

Y’s Own Santa Claus Gives Back Big for Christmas

Bill Demaree, Tom Wood give holiday toys, caring hearts to families in need

[caption id="attachment_11938" align="alignright" width="214"] Bill Demaree (third from left) poses with YMCA Holiday Toy Drive team[/caption]Four years ago during Christmas, William Demaree, director of fixed operations at Tom Wood Managem... Read More

Have a Smashing Good Time at these Halloween Events

Have a spooky, healthy Halloween with your family

Nowhere else will you find a floating pumpkin patch, “haunted” 5K, Yoga in Catacombs and s’mores! There's no better place to celebrate Halloween than at the Y. We've got hayrides and s'mores, costume contests and candy, and all that spooky stu... Read More

Free Family Fun in September

Doggie Dips, Scavenger Hunt, Nerf Night, Tea Party & more!

What to do? What to do? We’re all super busy, and yet sometimes it’s hard to find affordable family fun nearby. That’s where the YMCA comes in. With 12 locations, there’s always something for kids and families to do within a short drive. And ... Read More

100 Part-Time Positions Open

Fitness instructors, lifeguards, guest services, housekeeping, youth and activity leaders, and more

More than 100 people are needed to help run the new two-story, 56,500-square-foot OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA when it opens on Dec. 3 on Lafayette Rd. in Indy’s Pike Township in December 2018. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will host a two-day Job ... 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

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

Community Gardens are Growing at the Y

Gardening, volunteering and teaching opportunities are plentiful in Y community gardens

Summer is here which means the Y’s different gardening programs to starting to bloom. While local community gardens and other growing efforts are beginning city-wide, you won’t need to look further than the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to find an... 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… From nervous to comfortable The programs ... Read More

Building Confidence

The Y: Benefits Far Greater Than Physical Health

Prea is a strong young girl who suffers from eczema which has caused her hair to fall out and her pigment to change in her hands. She joined the YMCA in hopes to stay active and develop healthy habits that would remain throughout her life. She found... Read More

A Balanced Life

20: The Number of Pounds Johnnetta Lost in 6 Months

Johnnetta Springer is a wife, mother of five children, full-time student, and part-time hair stylist. With such a busy life, Johnnetta found it difficult to stay consistent with working out and training, but she was ready to turn that all around and ... Read More