The Legacy of Black Farmers and whole foods in Indiana

YMCA exposing the community to better and healthier food options

The issue of food deserts and the availability of fresh and healthy food has disproportionately impacted black communities. However, there is a growing movement to address this issue by supporting black farmers and promoting healthier eating habits. ... Read More

First woman of color to lead Y board of directors

CEO of Mays Chemical, Kristin Mays-Corbitt elected board chair

Kristin Mays-Corbitt has been elected as the Chair of the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, making her the first woman of color to hold the position. This is a significant milestone for any woman of color in leadership posit... Read More

Early Learning Should Be Fun

All children should have access to a welcoming and developmentally appropriate environment.

Walking through the Early Learning hallway of the Baxter YMCA, a center with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, you’re instantly greeted with the sounds of giggles and squeals of delight. Peaking in through the windows, you see little ones making ... Read More

We walked in as broken people – LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person, not the disease.

In 2015 Lodema Lines was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. It then became clear why she felt so tired for the last five years. She then learned about the YMCA LIVESTRONG program through her oncologist and decided to look into it. Fast forward ... Read More

The Refuge and the Y

It takes a village to help and heal hurt in our community. The Y is part of that village.

What does a dog named Lulu, cooking classes, and a 45-pound weight have in common? Each contributes to the healing process for local teenagers enrolled in Boone County’s “The Refuge Girls Academy.” If you visit the Witham Family YMCA duri... Read More