Celebrate the Holidays at the YMCA

Family Holiday Fun at the YMCA

YMCA HOLIDAY FUN ALL OVER INDIANAPOLIS Your Indianapolis YMCA's have all of your holiday family fun! Gingerbread, Santa, reindeer, Corn hole, and more! Join us at one or all of the events being hosted at a YMCA of your choosing. BAXTER YMCA: Gin... Read More

Elderly Man Regains Himself with Personal Training

Sukhbir suffered a set back several years back and is using Personal Training to regain himself.

Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. 90 mile hike around Harper’s Ferry. These are great feats for anyone to accomplish, but they are particular impressive for a man in his 70s! For Sukhbir Singh, these were just another hike, until he suffered a small setbac... Read More

YMCA Shows Support for Veterans and Active Duty

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA raises funds to support Veteran and Active Duty Military programs and memberships

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA has a long history with the men and women serving our country. Through partnerships, discounts, programming, memberships and support, we are continuing to write that story. A Little History The Benjamin Harrison YMCA is l... Read More

Terry Farley Beats the Odds at the Baxter YMCA

Improving Health and Finding New Life with Exercise

Why Terry Farley Joined The Baxter YMCA Terry Farley has been a member at the Baxter YMCA for about one year now. Everybody has their own reason for wanting to be at the Y, but Terry had a laundry list of issues that brought him through our doors. ... Read More

Rebecca Turns Her Goals Into Her Passion

Rebecca Salman's weight loss journey becomes a way of life

Rebecca's goal of being healthy comes to life Rebecca Salman is a staff member at the Baxter YMCA. But her journey started in December of 2014 when she decided she wanted to get healthier. She felt like she needed to lose some weight and working out... Read More

YMCA Early Learning Preschool Program

Find calendars, menus, field trip and other information

Welcome Parents! Here's what you need to know about the Benjamin Harrison YMCA Early Learning Preschool Program. Monthly Calendars Tadpoles Turtles Sharks Monthly Menus Breakfast Lunch Afternoon Snack Events & Progra... Read More

YMCA Preschool Curriculum Helps Children Grow

Early Learning Preschool helps fill the need for quality care in Lawrence

Everyone wants a great start for their child, and Megan has found that with the Benjamin Harrison YMCA Early Learning Preschool Program. “My son has been attending the program ever since he turned 2 years old. First as a half-day student, then mov... Read More

Felita Finds Family at the Y after Cancer Diagnosis

Felita Bradford finds strength in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

No one ever believes that it will happen to them. Then one fateful day, on January 4, 2017, Felita Bradford received a diagnosis she could not imagine; she had breast cancer. Discovering Support While going through treatments at Methodist Hospital,... Read More

Kids Learn to Lose and Other Life Skills with Youth Sports

Sports build character, teach teamwork, patience and other life lessons

In this day and age where electronics and technology rule, schools have less funding for physical education or daily recess, and some neighborhoods are no longer safe, youth sports are vital. Sports impact youth in more ways than you can imagine a... Read More

Local Artist a Role Model for YMCA Teens

Derrick Carter puts his art aside to be a steady role model for teens

Derrick Carter is known to Indianapolis as mixed media artist and recipient of the Beckmann Fellowship for Emerging Artists from the Indianapolis Arts Council in 2016, but to Benjamin Harrison YMCA teens, they know him as Derrick, Teen Night staff. ... Read More

Linda Manages Diabetes, Inspires Others at Benjamin Harrison YMCA

Active senior inspires with smiles and action

There are people in the world who were sent to put a smile on the face of everyone they meet. Linda Rich is one of those people, and we are happy to have her as a member of the YMCA. Linda has been a proud member of our YMCA for over 10 years. You... Read More

We’ve Got Summer Covered with Camp!

It's not too late to register kids for Summer Camp

Summertime is here and you need care for your kids. Look no further than your own YMCA! With Traditional Summer Camp, Enrichment Camps, Sports Camps and more, you will surely find a spot for your little adventurer. Proof in the numbers In 2018, the... Read More

Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin at 9 YMCA Locations in June

Months of coaching, classroom training help make lifesaving changes

Prediabetes threatens over 1/3 of American adults and most don’t even know they’re at risk. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides proven, community-based classes to help prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes by over half! ENROLL... Read More

Take it Outside with the Y this Summer

Outdoor workouts, sports, events and more!

Just because you go “to” the Y, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! We’ve taken sports, workouts and events outside this summer. Will you join us? Workouts Events Looking for more events? Here's th... Read More

Anonymous Donor Makes an Instant Impact

Donor with passion for swim lessons, makes them available to Lawrence families

When you see a need you want to do something about it. Sometimes the person who can make that change, steps up and instantly, lives are changed for the better. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Benjamin Harrison YMCA has been able to provide 38 fa... Read More

20 New Programs, Classes and Events to Try

20 new ways to improve your health and wellness

We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to fulfill the Y mission, and 2018 was no exception. Here are just a few new ways Central Indiana residents can now get stronger and healthier at the YMCA. New Programs [caption id="attachm... Read More

What Will Your Child Do Before And After School?

Hang with friends, enjoy snacks, fitness, art and more at the Y

You don’t have to worry about your children when you can’t be with them. It’s time to enroll in the 2019-20 Before & After School program. Kids get a snack, help with homework and do these fun—really fun—enrichment activities with the Y... 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 DYE Replace... Read More

Struck with Transverse Myelitis, Kianté Refuses to be Beaten

Bright young man volunteers at Teen Nights while he recovers

Choosing the path to success Kianté Lee is a young man who is very conscientious about his education and future—he wants to have the best start to his life as possible. Initially, he walked through the doors of the Benjamin Harrison YMCA as a ... Read More

Spring Break, Summer Camp: We have you covered!

Day Camps give your kids an engaging experience!

It's hard to believe that it is already time to think Summer Day Camp, but it's here! We also have you covered over Spring Break as well. Spring Break Camp! Registration is now open for School’s Out Camp over spring break. We offer four locations... Read More