South Side YMCA

South Side YMCA The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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A membership at South Side YMCA includes:
- FREE fitness consultation program
- FREE babysitting for family memberships
- FREE basic water fitness classes
- FREE basic group fitness classes
- FREE open gym and swim
- FREE Friday family nights and movie nights
- FREE month of membership for each referral
- Six complimentary guest passes annually
- Early registration and reduced fees for specialty classes
- Access to 22 YMCAs across Chicagoland

Operating as usual

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Here at the Y, we're especially grateful for our preschool teachers, who create caring,...
05/06/2021

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Here at the Y, we're especially grateful for our preschool teachers, who create caring, inclusive environments for young learners to stretch their minds.

To learn more about everything our DCFS-licensed preschool programs have to offer, visit our website: https://bit.ly/2PUQ52H

This April, 76 participants—encompassing the Y of Metro Chicago's staff, members, volunteers, and community members at l...
04/30/2021

This April, 76 participants—encompassing the Y of Metro Chicago's staff, members, volunteers, and community members at large—observed Celebrate Diversity Month by joining the Y's first-ever Equity Challenge.

The Equity Challenge, which marked 21 days of intentional engagement, education, and reflection, compelled participants to make a habit of learning about, and actively advocating for, equity in their communities.

To learn more about how we're furthering our work as an antiracist, multicultural organization, check out our blog: https://bit.ly/3368psB

This April, 76 participants—encompassing the Y of Metro Chicago's staff, members, volunteers, and community members at large—observed Celebrate Diversity Month by joining the Y's first-ever Equity Challenge.

The Equity Challenge, which marked 21 days of intentional engagement, education, and reflection, compelled participants to make a habit of learning about, and actively advocating for, equity in their communities.

To learn more about how we're furthering our work as an antiracist, multicultural organization, check out our blog: https://bit.ly/3368psB

With masks, social distancing, and elbow-fives replacing high-fives, summer camp might look different this year—but the ...
04/30/2021

With masks, social distancing, and elbow-fives replacing high-fives, summer camp might look different this year—but the Y's ready for the adventure.

Our own South Side YMCA and YMCA Camp Duncan were featured in a Chicago Tribune article about the measures summer camps are taking to operate safely this year: https://bit.ly/3gQT2fY

With masks, social distancing, and elbow-fives replacing high-fives, summer camp might look different this year—but the Y's ready for the adventure.

Our own South Side YMCA and YMCA Camp Duncan were featured in a Chicago Tribune article about the measures summer camps are taking to operate safely this year: https://bit.ly/3gQT2fY

04/27/2021

Get vaccinated through the City of Chicago's Faith Initiative. In partnership with Walgreens and some amazing houses of worship, we are bringing the vaccine to the faith community and their surrounding neighbors. Space is limited if you are interested and are 16 and over and live in Chicago, you are eligible.
The vaccine being administered is Pfizer.

Please share with your love ones.

Register at the link below. Copy link into web browser for access.
https://wagsoutreach.com/schedulerRegistration

Need a ride? Call 1-855-632-0557 to schedule a complimentary Uber to and from your appointment.

The Y of Metro Chicago’s summer camps offer so much more than fun—they offer valuable educational experiences that’ll pr...
04/27/2021

The Y of Metro Chicago’s summer camps offer so much more than fun—they offer valuable educational experiences that’ll prepare your child for the next school year. ✏️ 💚

Check out our blog to learn about 5 different ways summer camp can help kids reacclimate to in-person learning: https://bit.ly/3gCUjXO

The Y of Metro Chicago’s summer camps offer so much more than fun—they offer valuable educational experiences that’ll prepare your child for the next school year. ✏️ 💚

Check out our blog to learn about 5 different ways summer camp can help kids reacclimate to in-person learning: https://bit.ly/3gCUjXO

04/24/2021

Excited for Family Fun Day today! 10 AM - 1 PM. Looking forward to seeing you there. #southsideymca #familyfunday

This week is National Volunteer Week!At the Y, volunteers play a hugely important role in fulfilling our mission to stre...
04/24/2021

This week is National Volunteer Week!

At the Y, volunteers play a hugely important role in fulfilling our mission to strengthen children, families, and communities. They assist with sports and community programming, serve on local boards, greet members, and so much more.

To honor our dedicated volunteers, we are pleased to share three unique perspectives on serving the Y. Read their stories on our blog: https://bit.ly/3aBIvkF

This week is National Volunteer Week!

At the Y, volunteers play a hugely important role in fulfilling our mission to strengthen children, families, and communities. They assist with sports and community programming, serve on local boards, greet members, and so much more.

To honor our dedicated volunteers, we are pleased to share three unique perspectives on serving the Y. Read their stories on our blog: https://bit.ly/3aBIvkF

Our friends at Apostolic Church of God - Chicago are having a vaccination event on April 30. Please see the details on t...
04/23/2021

Our friends at Apostolic Church of God - Chicago are having a vaccination event on April 30. Please see the details on the flyer for more details.

Our friends at Apostolic Church of God - Chicago are having a vaccination event on April 30. Please see the details on the flyer for more details.

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 💚 Today, the Indian Boundary YMCA celebrated our planet alongside Cradles to Crayons Chicago by launc...
04/23/2021

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 💚

Today, the Indian Boundary YMCA celebrated our planet alongside Cradles to Crayons Chicago by launching a new collection site where community members can drop off children's items like clothing, books, toys, and hygiene products.

By donating new and like-new items, local families can reduce waste, engage in more sustainable living, and provide essential resources for children in need.

Learn more about this collaborative project on our blog: https://bit.ly/3nomo6J

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 💚

Today, the Indian Boundary YMCA celebrated our planet alongside Cradles to Crayons Chicago by launching a new collection site where community members can drop off children's items like clothing, books, toys, and hygiene products.

By donating new and like-new items, local families can reduce waste, engage in more sustainable living, and provide essential resources for children in need.

Learn more about this collaborative project on our blog: https://bit.ly/3nomo6J

This #earthday donate your new or gently used items to Cradles to Crayons via the purple collection unit in our parking ...
04/22/2021

This #earthday donate your new or gently used items to Cradles to Crayons via the purple collection unit in our parking lot. #soutthsideymca #cradlestocrayons

This #earthday donate your new or gently used items to Cradles to Crayons via the purple collection unit in our parking lot. #soutthsideymca #cradlestocrayons

This morning, the Y of Metro Chicago's summer camps were featured on CBS Chicago! ☀️Check out the story—and learn how we...
04/21/2021

This morning, the Y of Metro Chicago's summer camps were featured on CBS Chicago! ☀️

Check out the story—and learn how we're restoring normalcy to kids' and teens' summers while keeping them safe—by visiting CBS 2 Chicago's website: https://cbsloc.al/3eg2Yww

This morning, the Y of Metro Chicago's summer camps were featured on CBS Chicago! ☀️

Check out the story—and learn how we're restoring normalcy to kids' and teens' summers while keeping them safe—by visiting CBS 2 Chicago's website: https://cbsloc.al/3eg2Yww

Take action TODAY to help keep kids safe by asking your U.S. Representative to support funding for drowning prevention a...
04/20/2021
Take Action to Help the Y Prevent Childhood Drowning

Take action TODAY to help keep kids safe by asking your U.S. Representative to support funding for drowning prevention at the CDC!

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Chris Smith have written a bipartisan letter calling for $5 million in funding for drowning prevention programs like those at the Y. This funding would support America's first national plan on water safety, and would help organizations like the Y scale up proven programs, teaching more children the lifesaving water skills they need to survive.

House members must sign on to the letter by April 22. Please fill out the form at the following link TODAY to write your U.S. Representative and encourage them to sign on to this bipartisan letter: https://ymca.quorum.us/campaign/32649/

Ask Your U.S. Rep to Sign On to Prevent Drowning!

We're thrilled and honored that #ChicagoConnected has been nominated for the Governor's Hometown Awards!Digital access a...
04/20/2021

We're thrilled and honored that #ChicagoConnected has been nominated for the Governor's Hometown Awards!

Digital access and literacy are crucial to our community's wellbeing, and bridging the digital divide helps build a more equitable Chicago.

If you'd like to join us in celebrating this afternoon at 1pm CDT, visit the YouTube link or scan the QR code below.

#ChicagoConnected will be recognized as a project finalist for the Governor's Hometown Awards by the Serve Illinois Commission! Join the virtual celebration on Tuesday, April 20, at 1:00 pm CST, and see all of the amazing projects that improved the quality of life in Illinois communities during this extraordinary year. Use the QR Code to tune in via YouTube tomorrow afternoon.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s mission to strengthen children, families, and communities requires that we show up fo...
04/19/2021

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s mission to strengthen children, families, and communities requires that we show up for the children of color in our communities through affirming, inclusive, and trauma-informed care.

As communities in and beyond Chicago continue to process recent events affecting our city's youth, we implore our fellow organizations working in violence prevention to be active, anti-racist catalysts for change in their neighborhoods.

Please visit our website to read our full statement: https://www.ymcachicago.org/blog/entry/showing-up-for-children-of-color-in-our-communities?utm_content=1618869616&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s mission to strengthen children, families, and communities requires that we show up for the children of color in our communities through affirming, inclusive, and trauma-informed care.

As communities in and beyond Chicago continue to process recent events affecting our city's youth, we implore our fellow organizations working in violence prevention to be active, anti-racist catalysts for change in their neighborhoods.

Please visit our website to read our full statement: https://www.ymcachicago.org/blog/entry/showing-up-for-children-of-color-in-our-communities?utm_content=1618869616&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate! The Y wishes you a safe and enlightening month of religious observation.
04/12/2021

Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate! The Y wishes you a safe and enlightening month of religious observation.

Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate! The Y wishes you a safe and enlightening month of religious observation.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s first-ever 21-day Equity Challenge kicked off this past Monday.Prompted by daily emai...
04/10/2021

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s first-ever 21-day Equity Challenge kicked off this past Monday.

Prompted by daily emails, Equity Challenge participants are encouraged to complete one action each day over the course of three weeks to further their understandings of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Check out our blog to see what we've been up to so far: https://bit.ly/31YEguZ

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s first-ever 21-day Equity Challenge kicked off this past Monday.

Prompted by daily emails, Equity Challenge participants are encouraged to complete one action each day over the course of three weeks to further their understandings of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Check out our blog to see what we've been up to so far: https://bit.ly/31YEguZ

At Elmhurst YMCA and Lake View YMCA, Spring Break Camp participants didn’t have to leave town to go on epic adventures. ...
04/08/2021

At Elmhurst YMCA and Lake View YMCA, Spring Break Camp participants didn’t have to leave town to go on epic adventures. With their imaginations and some help from the Y’s creative staff, campers at both centers took a “trip around the world” from the safety and convenience of their local Y.

Read our blog to see how our community's kids kept busy during their spring vacation: https://bit.ly/2ODOvlm

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One of the programs YSVP offers is Cooking Matters where they teach youth how to cook healthy, affordable food choices. ...
04/07/2021

One of the programs YSVP offers is Cooking Matters where they teach youth how to cook healthy, affordable food choices. The YSVP team hand delivers the groceries to each young person’s home and then Chris walks them through a cooking lesson via Zoom. Yesterday they made Tacos with Spanish Rice. #southsideymca #ysvp #cookingmatters

We have new furniture in our entrance and lobby areas! #southsideymca
04/07/2021

We have new furniture in our entrance and lobby areas! #southsideymca

04/06/2021

Andre Cosey, Site Director of South Side’s YSVP program, gives you an introduction on the importance of this program. Throughout the week we will showcase the different programs and resources that YSVP has in place to further support youth. #southsideymca #ysvp

A well-connected neighborhood is a healthy one.The Y's Community IT Help Desk aims to bridge the digital divide by assis...
03/24/2021
YMCA launching bilingual help desk for COVID-19 resources, including vaccine sign-ups, online school issues

A well-connected neighborhood is a healthy one.

The Y's Community IT Help Desk aims to bridge the digital divide by assisting Chicagoans who need help accessing online resources during the pandemic.

Whether you're trying to register online for a COVID-19 vaccine, apply for unemployment insurance, access stimulus check updates, or even order groceries online, you can call (312) 440-2416 for additional help. 📞 💻

This bilingual resource is available in both English and Spanish.

Read more about the Y's Community IT Help Desk in this article by the Chicago Tribune: https://bit.ly/2QsJnko

In an effort to aid residents across the city, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago launched a bilingual help desk to help with technical assistance and answer questions about resources during the pandemic, including COVID-19 vaccines and stimulus check updates.

03/24/2021

Day 24: Always lead with kindness. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca

Know a young adult aged 16-20 looking to ride in style this spring or summer? 🚲In partnership with Lyft's Bikeshare Acce...
03/23/2021

Know a young adult aged 16-20 looking to ride in style this spring or summer? 🚲

In partnership with Lyft's Bikeshare Access Program, the Y's offering a FREE, yearlong Divvy Bike membership to eligible participants who complete an online safety training module by NEXT WEDNESDAY, March 31.

Check out our blog for more: https://bit.ly/31anoAK

03/23/2021

Day 23: Don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca

03/23/2021
We love the Y's summer camps!

General registration for the Y's 2021 summer camps is open NOW!

With in-person and online options, the Y's ready to create unforgettable summer experiences suited to every family's unique needs. ☀️

Visit our website to explore our camp offerings and register: https://bit.ly/3siFRY8

03/22/2021

Yes, it’s true... we’re now on TikTok! #YMCAonTikTok

03/22/2021

Day 22: Never stop believing. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca

This Women's History Month, learn about how the Elmhurst YMCA is breaking ice ceilings, one puck at a time, with their g...
03/21/2021

This Women's History Month, learn about how the Elmhurst YMCA is breaking ice ceilings, one puck at a time, with their girls’ and women’s hockey programs: https://bit.ly/3d7NkD1

Congrats to Hawk, the winner of our 2021 Summer Camp Sweepstakes! An eight-year-old who loves football 🏈 and reading 📚, ...
03/20/2021

Congrats to Hawk, the winner of our 2021 Summer Camp Sweepstakes! An eight-year-old who loves football 🏈 and reading 📚, Hawk is excited to explore his interests with his friends at the Elmhurst YMCA this summer! ☀️

Learn more about him on our blog: https://bit.ly/3c0RQn9

Day 20: Let nothing or no one divert you from your dreams. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca
03/20/2021

Day 20: Let nothing or no one divert you from your dreams. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca

We at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago are heartbroken and outraged at the uptick in violent attacks against the Asian-A...
03/19/2021

We at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago are heartbroken and outraged at the uptick in violent attacks against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not tolerate any acts of violence. We believe that all such acts—particularly those motivated by racism and prejudice—run absolutely counter to our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander members of our Y family, and we aim to support collective healing wherever we can.

To read our full statement, which includes local and national resources, please visit our blog: https://bit.ly/2PcCsLr

03/19/2021

Day 19: You are never to old to learn and never to young to lead. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca

Day 18: Be kind to people. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca
03/18/2021

Day 18: Be kind to people. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca

The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round all through the neighborhood. Let us know if you see our flyer or our bus whi...
03/17/2021

The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round all through the neighborhood. Let us know if you see our flyer or our bus while you’re out! #southsideymca

03/17/2021

Day 17: Do not let anyone or anything stifle your sense of possibility. #WomensHistoryMonth #southsideymca

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6330 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL
60637

Opening Hours

Monday 05:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 05:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 05:30 - 19:00
Thursday 05:30 - 19:00
Friday 05:30 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 15:15
Sunday 07:00 - 15:15

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(773) 947-0700

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What type of cleaning procedures are in place at the South Side YMCA to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19 in the facility, including the locker rooms, showers and pool area? Has guidance been provided to staff members? Will communication go out to members on these efforts via email, social media, etc...?
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