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Indiana Y’s Annouce Statewide Membership Reciprocity Plan

Press Release 5/1/2016 

For more than 160 years, YMCAs in Indiana have been helping youth, adults and families reach their health and wellbeing goals through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. Effective May 1, Indiana YMCAs announce the My Y is Every Y in Indiana statewide membership reciprocity program. This program allows active, full facility/full privilege members the flexibility to use all 43 Y facilities in Indiana and also increases the value of Y memberships.

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Flat Rock Hosts Spring Open House

Press Release, 4/26/2014

WHAT: Spring Open House to tour the camp grounds and participate in fun programs. 

WHEN: May 1, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. 

WHERE: Flat Rock River YMCA Camp, 6981 W. County Road 650 North, St. Paul, Ind.  Read more…

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Press Release, 4/21/2016



Local YMCAs are hosting free Community Open Houses for individuals and families in honor of the 25th Annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®. This annual initiative strives to improve families’ health and well-being. 

Attendees will have full access to the Y and staff will be available to talk about the various programs and classes that are available.  


Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 


The following YMCA locations will participate:  Read more…

Y Offers Diabetes Prevention Program to Seniors

Hendricks County Flyer, 4/14/2016

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA has teamed up with The Hendricks County Senior Center to provide local residents with the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program. The two organizations will focus on low income seniors (ages 60 and older) that are pre-diabetic or at risk of becoming diabetic.

YMCA Lifeguard Receives Lilly Endowment Scholarship

Hendricks County Flyer, 4/14/2016

Congratulations to Rachel Moore, Lifeguard/Swim Instructor, Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, for receiving the 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship award, which was presented by the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF). The scholarship provides Rachel with full tuition to an Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. Rachel received the prestigious scholarship for her community service efforts, outstanding academic achievement and leadership skills.

Gary Brackett and the Y Team Up to Mentor Kids

WRTV Ch. 6 News, 4/10/2016

The Avondale Meadows YMCA has teamed up with Gary Brackett, former Indianapolis Colts player/owner of Georgia Reese’s Restaurant, to be a site for his Impact Youth program. The program provides mentoring, job skills and more to young people in our community.

YMCA Has Other Options for Kids Not into Sports

Indy’s Child , 4/6/2016

For kids who aren’t into sports, there are still lots of other options available for them at the Y! This month’s issue of Indy’s Child featured the Y’s Leaders Club as an activity for kids who are natural born leaders or would like to polish up on their leadership skills.

Workout Wednesdays Return to Georgia St

WRTV Ch. 6 News, 4/14/2016

Workout Wednesdays for the downtown area will return on May 4 on Georgia Street. The Y partners with Downtown Indy Inc. to provide the community with a free group exercise class each week.

Flat Rock YMCA Host 2nd Annual Canal Race for Kids

Press Release 4/11/2016

WISH TV Ch. 8 News, 4/22/2016

Flat Rock River YMCA Camp, 6981 W. County Road 650 North, St. Paul, Indiana, will host its 2nd Annual Canal Race for Kids from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 23 on the Canal Walk in downtown Indianapolis. The event is being held to help raise funds for deserving kids who would like to attend overnight camp. Flat Rock is located just 45 minutes southeast of Indianapolis on the beautiful 240 acre camp ground in St. Paul, Indiana, and provides premier outdoor camp experiences to youth. Read more…

Dr. Ian Smith to Speak at 6th Annual Y-Achievers Scholarship Banquet

Press Release 4/2/2016

Fox 59 News, 4/9/2016

The Avondale Meadows YMCA’s 6th Annual Y-Achiever’s Scholarship Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on April 15 at the JW Marriott, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis. Medical/diet expert, Ian Smith, M.D., will be this year’s guest speaker. Dr. Smith is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of his famous book titled “Super Shred” and several others. He’s also a former co-host of Emmy-winning “The Doctors” TV show, a medical contributor to “The Rachael Ray Show” and host of the nationally syndicated radio show HealthWatch. He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Men’s Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, People, Essence, Ebony, University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway, Cosmopolitan and many more. Read more…

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