News and Notes

Our doors are open to any and all evacuees displaced by Hurricane Florence.

  • Evacuees with an out-of-state YMCA membership: Through the YMCA’s Nationwide Membership Program, you are welcome at any YMCA.
  • Evacuees without a YMCA membership: You are welcome to join us. Upon arrival, please check in at the Y with your State ID.

Call your local YMCA to learn more.

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.

Stacy Broske of the Herald-News presented the award Monday, September 17, at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA Metropolitan Offices, located at 749 Houbolt Road. President and CEO James Watts was joined by Senior Vice President and COO Katy Leclair and Human Resources Director Adriana Garcia to accept the award on behalf of the Y. (Pictured from left to right: Broske, Garcia, Watts and Leclair.)

The Y is the area’s leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. A mainstay in the Joliet community for more than 85 years, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

The Greater Joliet Area YMCA 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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Get Fit. Stay Strong.

ptspPersonal 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!

Use promo code:

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

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Before and After School Kid Zone

Registration Now Underway

In the YMCA’s Before and After School program, kids participate in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Kids have fun, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.

Program Hours:

Monday through Friday, on school days
Before School: 7-9 a.m.
After School: 3-6 p.m.

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11th Annual Giving Gala Raises Nearly $140,000 in Scholarship Funds

The Greater Joliet Area YMCA raised nearly $140,000 in scholarship funds at the 11th annual Giving Gala held Feb. 24 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. The event included dinner, auction and live entertainment for 365 guests.

The Greater Joliet Area YMCA has been serving families, regardless of age, income or background, from throughout Will County and its surrounding areas for 90 years. Since its inception, the Giving Gala has raised more than $875,000 to benefit families within those communities, helping to ensure that no one is turned away from the Y due to the inability to pay.

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