• For A Better Us

    Contribute to Our Annual Campaign Today!

    Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. To do this important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders, like you.

    Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve yourself or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your contribution will positively impact those in your community.

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    For A Better Us
  • Best Summer Ever

    Summer Day Camp at the YMCA

    For weeks on end, the adventures don’t stop for our campers. Just ask them—Summer Day Camp at the Y is like having recess every day. Only “recess” at the Y includes crafts and games galore, awesome camp counselors and all the fun of camping with the ability of sleeping in your own bed at night.

    Registration is now underway!

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    Best Summer Ever
  • Member Spotlight

    Ro Petersen

    Since adopting a new and healthy lifestyle, Ro Petersen has lost more than 50 percent of her body weight—dropping from 320 pounds to 155 pounds. Finding the strength to start fresh didn’t come easy. But, as Ro sees it, she had no other choice.

    “I felt like I was probably going to die by the time I was 50,” said Ro, a 45-year-old teacher’s aide who lives in Morris. “And that scared me because it meant I wouldn’t see my son go to college. That’s when it all changed.”

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    Member Spotlight
  • Let Us Pray

    National Day of Prayer

    Thursday, May 5

    Join us on the National Day of Prayer as we come together to pray for our health, our youth and our neighborhoods. By joining together in spiritual unity and embracing our diversity, we are helping to strengthen our communities and move us forward.

    Smith Family YMCA
    1350 S Briggs St, Joliet, IL 60433

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    Let Us Pray
  • Parents Trust Us. Kids Love Us.

    Kidz Zone Registration is now Underway!

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA’s Kidz Zone before and after school program serves kindergarten-fifth graders. Children do arts and crafts, play games, develop friendships and learn lessons that will last a lifetime.

    The Y’s Kidz Zone program encourages positive behavior through character development activities and emphasize the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

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    Parents Trust Us. Kids Love Us.