Vaccine Equity Initiative

Accurate Information, Equitable Vaccine Access

In 1932, the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male,” also known as the “Tuskegee Experiment” began. Forty years later, a panel found that the men recruited for the study had been misled. They were not been given all the fact... Read More

Safety Around Water Week

The World is 71% Water. Kids Are 100% Curious.

At the Y, we take water safety seriously. In fact, we are talking about it all week during the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Safety Around Water Week June 12 - 19. We are proud to bring awareness to the importance of water safety. The YMCA’s Safet... Read More

Run for Fun at the YMCA Races

Annual events bring fun for the entire community

Running targets everyone's favorite problem areas; it tightens your glutes and flattens your abs. You can also burn up to 700 calories per hour, raise your heart rate, lower blood pressure, and relieve stress - all while toning and shaping your body.... Read More

Tragedy To Triumph

Member Inspiration - Leigh Young

Leigh Young Tragedy to triumph June 13, 2017 was a day that changed Leigh Young’s life. It was the day the tragedy to triumph started. Leigh was involved in a serious car accident in which she broke both femurs, both knees, her right ankle, her le... Read More

Family finds escape at the Baxter Y while battling cancer

Family finds escape at the Baxter Y while battling cancer

The Tucker family has a history at the Baxter YMCA. Tarah grew up attending Y programs, and now brings her husband, Ben, and three children, Caleb, Grace, and Luke, here as well. Caleb was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and their world turned upsid... Read More