Camp Kids Captured Jasmine’s Heart

Toothy grins, mangoes helps AmeriCorp volunteer gain perspective

It all started with a toothy smile and from there Laurelwood found a forever spot in my heart. From swimming to hiking to eating juicy mangoes on the playground, this summer working with the children of Laurelwood and my fellow YMCA and AmeriCorp... Read More

Children from Laurelwood Camp Overnight for First Time

City dwelling kids go creek stomping, rock wall climbing, do archery and more

This summer, the Intercollegiate YMCA partnered with Jameson Camp to take 30 kids from the Laurelwood community on their first overnight camping trip. The students went rock climbing and creek stomping, participated in archery and low ropes and s... Read More

Underdawg 5K at Butler University Added to YMCA Inspire Indy 5K Series

Families and their pooches will have a doggone good time!

Intercollegiate YMCA students from Butler University, IUPUI and UIndy will host families and their pooches for a doggone good time at the inaugural Underdawg 5K run and walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019, at Butler University.The race will help fund f... 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 [table id=48 /]Events [table id=50 /]Looking for more events? Here's th... 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

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

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

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

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 27Spots will... 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

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

Intercollegiate YMCA Saves Orphanage From Closure

Creating A Place Where Children Can Stay Safe

Students from Intercollegiate YMCA-Indianapolis recently spent Spring Break in Mandeville, Jamaica. While on the annual service trip, students served the Moorlands Summer Camp, a Christian, residential summer camp for children and young adults, as we... Read More

Have College Students Spring Clean for You!

Gardening, weeding, painting and more—Intercollegiate YMCA is ready to help

For a recommended donation of $175 - $500, you can tap into UIndy, Butler, IUPUI and Ivy Tech students and other volunteer groups to Spring Clean for you. Four dates availableApril 7 April 14 April 21 April 28Register for Spring C... Read More

Enriching The Lives Of Children Daily

Give A Forever Gift

Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday. You can help the Intercollegiate YMCA continue to enrich the lives of youth in low income areas of Indianapolis through your donations. Laurelwood is one of our biggest program sites on the south side of Indi... Read More

2018 Alternative Spring Break Service Trip

So Much More Than Service

Intercollegiate YMCA will be traveling to Mandeville, Jamaica in the spring of 2018 and serving at a local orphanage throughout the week. Our! mission is to serve the community in Mandeville and help with anything they need. We will also have time to... Read More

Laurelwood Community Program

We are thankful to be serving in the Laurelwood neighborhood and to provide the impact our college students are making every day in the lives of so many youth!

The Laurelwood community with roughly 160 units located in a low-income neighborhood, had been long considered one of the roughest communities in Indianapolis. But thanks to the efforts of the Indianapolis Intercollegiate YMCA volunteers and staff, t... Read More