• LET YOUR TALENT SHINE

    Calling all Y Kids! The Greater Joliet Area YMCA needs your help to design its official 2014 Holiday Card. Open to Y members, ages 6-12, this is the perfect opportunity to let your artistic talents shine and help the Y spread a little cheer this holiday season. Just think, your original artwork could be featured on the Y’s 2014 Holiday Card! How neat is that? Plus, one winner in each age group will receive a YMCA Sweatshirt and other exciting prizes. All submissions are due by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22.

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    LET YOUR TALENT SHINE
  • SPOOKTACULAR ACTIVITIES

    Prepare yourselves!

    This October, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA has a series of spooky, Halloween-themed activities planned for you and your family. For starters, the Galowich Family YMCA will be hosting its Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, October 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The parking lot will be filled with decorated cars as children sport their Halloween costumes, moving trunk to trunk to collect candy and play games.

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    SPOOKTACULAR ACTIVITIES
  • YBL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY

    When kids play sports, they get more than just exercise. Other than being physically active, they develop higher self-esteem and a healthier body image. Kids who play sports also perform better in the classroom, develop better interpersonal skills and work better in groups.

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    YBL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY
  • Temporary Morris Community YMCA Set to Open in Early 2015

    In August, the Morris City Council approved a lease agreement with the Morris Community YMCA to occupy the former city hall located at 320 Wauponsee Street. This will become the first physical presence for the Y in Grundy County, and we are looking forward to introducing a variety of new programs to the community from within the walls of this space.

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    Temporary Morris Community YMCA Set to Open in Early 2015
  • THE UNMATCHED RESILIANCE OF YMCA INSTRUCTOR ANGIE MANHEIM

    At age 36, Angie Manheim, a mother of five from New Lenox, was diagnosed with arthritis. Year by year, her condition worsened, and by age 50, her mobility had decreased significantly. Her kids, Angie recalled, had to take care of her.

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    THE UNMATCHED RESILIANCE OF YMCA INSTRUCTOR ANGIE MANHEIM