Providing Health Food for the Community

Gleaners Food Distribution Partnership with Avondale Meadows YMCA

Since 1980, Gleaners Food Bank has developed programs and formed partnerships designed to lead the fight against hunger in central Indiana. Gleaners was founded by a group of concerned citizens who felt strongly that no one should go hungry. Since th... Read More

Life Saving Skills

Westfield Police Officers Get Trained on Handling Situations around Water

Saving a Life with a Gallon Jug It’s not every day you get to go swimming on the job as a police officer or help develop life saving skills. But, perhaps that’s why it was so important that the eight officers of the Westfield Police Department m... Read More

Going Places with the track program

Fishers Flames Track & Field Help Young Athlete Become a Champion

Track program pushes runner “I think I’m going to switch out my 100 and do a 400,” Doran Bennett announced to his mother and Coach back in May. Perhaps this wasn’t an unusual declaration for a runner. Doran was taking the initiative to stre... Read More

Healthy Kids, Strong Families fighting childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity Awareness

Childhood obesity is a growing problem across the U.S. and the world. According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 American children suffer from obesity. Children with obesity are also more likely to experience bullying, social isolation, depression, and lower... Read More

Lara Kitty’s Why the Y?

A new mom finds that there is so much for to fitness than physical gains

When Lara Kitty and her young family moved to Indianapolis, they were in search of a home that was near a YMCA. Shortly after settling in, she received a YMCA No Join Fee Membership promotion postcard. “I was nervous about joining a gym because I w... Read More