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Avondale Meadows Early Learning Center Continues To Grow

Fox59, 2/12/2014

Ikeia Prince, Early Childhood Director, Avondale Meadows YMCA, spoke about the benefits of early learning. The Avondale Meadows YMCA’s Early Learning Center opened in Nov. and now has more than 20 kids enrolled.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Highlighted

WISH-TV, 2/7/2014
The Indianapolis Recorder,  1/14/2014

Marilyn Foulkes, YMCA Diabetes Prevention participant, and Dr. Dave Marreo, Indiana University Health, spoke to Ch. 8 News about the success of the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program. In 2012, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis was one of 17 Y’s across the country selected to allow qualifying Medicare beneficiaries to participate in the program. Due to the program’s successful outcomes, Medicare has opened the program up to all of its recipients. The Indianapolis Recorder also reported on this story.

Perry Township Kiwanis Support Baxter YMCA’s Annual Campaign

The Southside Times, 1/2/2014

The Baxter YMCA was awarded a total of $2,500 in 2013 from the Perry Township Kiwanis to help support its Annual Campaign.

Local Company Created YMCA Mascot

WISH-TV, 1/26/2014

YMCA mascot, Tyler the Tiger was created by the local company, AdvantGarb. The owner of the company was recently interviewed about her work.

Teens Participate in Youth And Government At State House

Fox59, 1/26/2014

Amanda Moore, Executive Director of the Intercollegiate YMCA, talked about the Y’s Youth & Government Model Legislature that was held at the State House, downtown Indianapolis. Nearly 200 kids from across the state participated in this event.

YMCA’s Before and After School Program Wins Play 60 Challenge

Press Release 2/6/2014

WHAT: Students in the Youth Enrichment YMCA’s Before and After School program will receive a Colts themed party for winning the NFL’s Play 60 Challenge. Select staff and cheerleaders from the Indianapolis Colts will also attend the celebration.

WHEN: February 12, 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Glenns Valley Elementary School, 8239 Morgantown Rd, Indianapolis Read more…

YMCA Delays Opening Due To Cold Weather

WISH-TV, 1/28/2014

The Y was one of many companies who delayed its opening time last Tuesday due to the cold weather, but encouraged parents to use Youth Enrichment’s Schools Out Camp due to school closures

Witham Family YMCA Forms Disaster Response Team

The Lebanon Reporter, 1/30/2014

The Witham Family YMCA is helping to lead efforts in Lebanon to form a disaster response team for the community. Shannon Russell, Executive Director, Witham Family YMCA, shared that several people reached out to the Y wanting to drop off supplies to individuals and families who were affected by the Nov. 7 tornado.

YMCA To Award Difference Maker Award at Revolution Ball #RB14

Press Release 1/21/2013

On January 25 the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will host its inaugural Revolution Ball fundraising event from 6 – 11 p.m. at the Crane Bay Event Center, 551 W. Merrill St., downtown Indianapolis, to help raise dollars for its Top 10 by 2025 goal. The Y along with more than 80 community partners are striving to make Indianapolis one of the Top 10 healthiest cities in the country by the year 2025. Read more…

Youth And Government Take Over Legislature

Press Release 1/20/2013


Nearly 200 teens across Indiana will come together for the YMCA State Youth and Government Model Legislature


January 24-January 26

Opening remarks by the Youth Governor begin Sat., January 25 at 9 a.m. in the House Chambers

A VIP Reception will be held on Sat. at 2 p.m.-Includes remarks from Indianapolis Youth Governor Tesha Berry from Charles Tindley and Eric Ellsworth, President/CEO, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. John Zody, Indiana Democratic Chairman will be the special guest speaker. Zody was elected to a four-year term as Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party on March 16, 2013. Prior to becoming Chair he served as the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Political Director on President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.


Indiana State House, downtown Indianapolis Read more…

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