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HONORING OUR PAST, GROWING FOR THE FUTURE

As we towards the future of the NSYMCA and our community, we will be launching a series of transformative new Strategic Initiatives that will guide our Y for the next 50 years! From June 2018 to August 2019, we will enjoy:

  • Celebrations & Community Events
  • A voyage through the 50 Year History of our Facility and the foundation years that preceded it .
  • Five decades of reunions, bringing old and new friends back together.
  • stories of the Y's impact

These programs and celebrations will accompany our efforts to secure the capital and capacity building requirements needed to meet our Strategic Initiatives, as well as expand opportunities for Youth Leadership Development, investment in S.T.E.A.M Education, Special Needs Services, and Active Older Adults. 

Download our 50th Brochure to learn more:

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WHAT ARE THE 50th INITIATIVES?

 

  • Two Seconds, Too Long

    Our 2 Seconds, 2 Long campaign will offer all qualifying second graders swim safety lessons which will give them the opportunity to become safe around water and ensure that money is never a barrier to safety.

    • Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14.
    • Research shows that if a child doesn’t learn to swim by 3rd grade, chances are he or she will never learn properly.
    • The NSYMCA is spearheading efforts to address this grave but fixable issue.
  • FOR A BETTER US

    The NSYMCA is dedicated to making the community a better place and building stronger communities by:
    • Supporting special needs and disabilities
    • Building tomorrow’s leaders through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Education
    • Giving back to the others through Social Responsibility Initiative
  • Integrated Health Initiative

    The Y will align its Health and Wellness programs to connect to Y-USA’s suite of chronic disease prevention programs through partnerships with other Y’s, hospitals and other health providers. Funding will also help us build our own capacity to run these programs on our own through training and programs that also qualify us for more grants.
    • YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
    • EnhanceFitness
    • Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring
    • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
    • Moving For Better Balance
  • Capacity Building Facility Expansion and Upgrades

    In order to fulfill many of these programs and services we must improve the capacity, quality and condition of our 50-year-old building.
    • HVAC throughout the building
    • Pool pump
    • Finish parking lot
    • Roof replacement
  • Planning For A Strong Future

    Provide funds to secure and sustain the Y’s financial future to the community.
    • Proving Scholarships
    • Financial Aid to programs
    • Summer Camp Programming

 


 

HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?

BE A PART OF HISTORY!

You can become a piece of history by contributing to the North Suburban YMCA. Here are some ways that you can help!

  •  Volunteering 
  • Donating to campaigns
  • In-Kind donations to the Y
  • Becoming a staff member
  • and more!

For more information, please contact Debbie Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.