• Greater Joliet Area YMCA Named Top Workplace in Will County

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA was selected as a Top Workplace in Will County by the Joliet Herald-News. In a poll voted on by readers of the Herald-News, the Y was the top vote-getter in the Non-Profit Organization category. 

    The Y offers tremendous opportunities to make a difference. We invite you to join us in this amazing work—to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is more than just a job.

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    Greater Joliet Area YMCA Named Top Workplace in Will County
  • Coach Eric Kimble– Our Y’s Everyday Hero

    On September 7, the Joliet Herald-News honored 16 individuals in our community as Everyday Heroes. Among these 16 Everyday Heroes was Eric Kimble, who volunteers his time as a youth basketball coach at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA.

    On behalf of the Y and all the kids in our youth basketball leagues, we would like to congratulate Coach Kimble on this award. Thank you for being an amazing mentor and leader in the community.  In our eyes, you truly are an everyday hero!

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    Coach Eric Kimble– Our Y’s Everyday Hero
  • Be The Good

    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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    Be The Good
  • Get Fit. Stay Strong.

    Personal Training Special

    Whether you’re just starting a fitness routine or looking to add a little variety to your exercise program, a YMCA personal trainer can help you to achieve your wellness goals.

    Purchase a set of 4 personal training sessions during September and you’ll get a 5th session free!

    Promo Codes:

    • 4PLUS1PT60 (for 60-minute sessions)
    • 4PLUS1PT30 (for 30-minute sessions)

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    Get Fit. Stay Strong.
  • Meet Head Swim Coach Ashleigh Thomas

    In recent weeks, you may have seen a new face around the pool decks of our YMCA branches. That new face belongs to Ashleigh Thomas. Thomas is the Y’s new Director of Competitive Aquatics and Head Coach of the JETS Swim Team.

    Coach Thomas comes to the Y with an extensive swimming background, which includes a decorated career as a swimmer with the United States Air Force Academy and coaching stints with the Palos Orland Swim Association, Whitney Young Aquatics and the Lemont Park District.

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    Meet Head Swim Coach Ashleigh Thomas
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