Black History and the YMCA

Determined visionaries break racial barriers

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 easy as it may have sounded. ... 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. King’s feet of influence have trod the hallways at the Y both physical... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Designated in Mackenzie Scott Philanthropic Gifts

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Designated in Mackenzie Scott Philanthropic Gifts

On December 15, philanthropist Mackenzie Scott announced 384 gifts to non-profit organizations throughout the US. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is among 43 YMCA associations to benefit from her philanthropy. We are both humbled and grateful for... Read More

7 Tips for Happy Healthy Holidays

Seven quick reminders to help maintain positive momentum

The holiday season gives us opportunities to be thankful, give to one another and ring in another new year. However, it’s easy to get swept up in the holiday season with unhealthy eating and the tendency to slack off on exercise. So, as the holiday... Read More

Keeping You Informed

Keeping You Informed

Update: Nov. 13, 2020 The health and well-being of our members, staff and community continues to be our top priority. We are continuing to take extra precautions in our Ys and programs, including enhanced cleaning protocols, health screenings, soc... Read More