ymca news

Just like the people who make up our community, the YMCA is ever-changing. Every year we work hard to make an impact in our community. Take a moment to discover what is going on here at the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne!

2018

Download Spring 2018 Y Spirit

Learn how the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne makes a difference in our community!

View the 2017 Benefits to the Community here.

2017

AEP gives $100,000 to the YMCA


 

Learn how our Association makes an impact in our community:
Download the 2016 Benefits to the Community

Download Winter 2017 Y Spirit
Download Fall 2017 Y Spirit
Download Summer 2017 Y Spirit
Download Spring 2017 Y Spirit

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and Wells Fargo present Celebration of Youth 2017
Click here to download the newsletter.

Hope For Youth

This new initiative by the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is expanding on our programming for youth and teens to provide safe places and great role models helping young people find direction or get back on track. The services we provide at the Youth Service Bureau (YSB) helps to keep youth out of the juvenile justice system and keep them attending school. YSB also runs a runaway prevention program called National Safe Place.  Services are expanding with the addition of a Youth Advocate to  give additional mentoring and coaching to young people.

In collaboration with Fort Wayne United the Renaissance Pointe YMCA is hosting a Late Night Basketball program to help young people with a positive place and connections to education resources, law enforcement, and employment.  They come in for basketball but get a whole lot more from caring adults there to listen and support. 

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne has been steadily growing our services to teens. These include the free 7th Grade Membership initiative, Teen Leaders Clubs, Middle School Afterschool Programs, cooking classes, music programs, and more.

2016

 

New Guest Pass Policy - Begins May 1
Your Y Membership can be used at all YMCAs in Indiana
Skyline YMCA Now Open
Construction of the Northeast YMCA (Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA) begins
Safety Matters at the Y

New Guest Pass Policy

GUESTS ARE WELCOME! (Updated guest policy effective May 1, 2017) * indicates update

One of the benefits of having a membership to the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne includes being able to bring a non-member friend to the Y as a guest. Guests are welcome to visit three times per calendar year.

The following guest rates apply:

A member may be accompanied by two individual guests or one family during a visit. A family guest pass is at least one guest parent, guardian or grandparent present with dependent children.* For additional guests, please check with your branch Membership Director in advance of your visit.

We ask members to be responsible for their guests:

Click here for a pdf of our New Guest Pass Policy.


 

Your Y Membership Can Be used at all YMCAs in Indiana

HOW IT WORKS: Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at any participating YMCA and enjoy free access. (Details below. Click here for a flyer.)

FIND YOUR Ys: For a complete list of participating YMCAs click here.

Indiana Reciprocal Membership Details:

 


 

Skyline YMCA Now Open!

A new YMCA is now open in downtown Fort Wayne. It is located at 838 South Harrison Street in the new Ash Skyline Plaza.

This 10,000 sq. ft. Y offers:

Like the Skyline YMCA facebook page and see updates!

Click here for a pdf.


 

Construction of the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA begins

The wait is over! We broke ground this week on the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA. We will open this Y to serve the northeast side of Fort Wayne by late spring or early summer 2017!

Amenities this Y will offer:

Like the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA facebook page and see updates!
Click here for a pdf.


 

Safety Matters at the Y

As part of our commitment to provide a safe environment for all YMCA members and guests, our staff participate in ongoing training to quickly respond to a crisis situation which threatens the safety of people participating at the YMCA. These preparedness trainings include but are not limited to: CPR/First Aid, severe weather, fire, tornado and active shooter situations in or outside of the building.

Please notify staff if you have questions or feel there is a threat of danger in or near our YMCA’s. Reported incidents will be investigated by the Executive Director.

Click here for a pdf.


March 18, 2016
Download the latest edition of Y Spirit.

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and Wells Fargo present Celebration of Youth 2016
Click here to download the brochure.


 

Benefits to the Community
Download the 2015 Benefits to the Community

2015

December 14, 2015
Download the latest edition of Y Spirit.

September 14, 2015
Download the latest edition of Y Spirit.

June 12, 2015
Download the latest edition of Y Spirit.

May, 2015
Download the SPRING Edition of Y Spirit!

June 5, 2015
YMCA and Wells Fargo Announce 2015 Celebration of Youth Award Winners.
Credit: YMCA Press Release

June 2, 2015
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Swim Programs Teach Confidence and Safety.
Credit: YMCA Press Release

May 7, 2015
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Hires Director of Adaptive Services.
Credit: YMCA Press Release

April 21, 2015
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Hosts Community-Wide Open House as part of Healthy Kids Day.
Credit: YMCA Press Release

March 17, 2015
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and the AWS Foundation form Partnership...
Credit: YMCA Press Release

2014

Annual Report Benefits to the community

Download a copy of the 2014 Benefits to the Community HERE.

 

December 4, 2014
Download the Winter Edition of Y Spirit.

July 14, 2014
Download the FALL edition Y Spirit.

July 14, 2014
Download the SUMMER edition Y Spirit.

Credit: YMCA Press Release

June 24, 2014
Program at YMCA helping members return to health
Credit: The Journal Gazette 

June 21, 2014
State agencies stress water safety for kids
Credit: The Journal Gazette 

June 19, 2014
Y on the Fly brings fun to neighborhoods 
Credit: The News-Sentinel 

June 3, 2014
YMCA Golf Outing Supports Adventure at Camp Potawotami 
Credit: YMCA Press Release

May 23, 2014
YMCA Branches Serving as Official Host Locations for "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson"
Credit: YMCA Press Release

May 15, 2014
YMCA and Wells Fargo Announce 2014 Celebration of Youth Award Winners
Credit: YMCA Press Release

May 5, 2014
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Swim Programs Offer a Mix of Fun, Physical Activity and Safety 
Credit: YMCA Press Release

March 10, 2014
New Renaissance Pointe Membership Director
Credit: YMCA Press Release

February 7, 2014
Whitley County Family YMCA Announces Expansion
Credit: YMCA Press Release

January 17, 2014
Wells County Family YMCA Annouces Terry Biberstine as Membership Director
Credit: YMCA Press Release

2013

Download a copy of the 2013 Benefits to the Community HERE.

December 10, 2013
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Receives Grant from the Foellinger Foundation
Credit: YMCA Press Release

November 12, 2013
YMCA Receives Grant to Support College Prep Program
Credit: YMCA Press Release

November 11, 2013
YMCA Encourages Support of Armed Forces and Families
during Military Family Month

Credit: YMCA Press Release

August 15, 2013
YMCA Encourages Bus Safety
Credit: YMCA Press Release

June 12, 2013
YMCA Golf Outing Supports Adventure at Camp Potawotami
Credit: YMCA Press Release

June 11, 2013
Grant Will Help Address Childhood Obesity Epidemic in Indiana
Credit: YMCA Press Release

June 10, 2013
Celebrating and supporting fathers
Credit: YMCA Press Release

April 16, 2013
Precor Grant Supports the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne’s Efforts to Curb Childhood Obesity
Credit: YMCA Press Release

March 12, 2013
Y commends eleven local companies for workplace wellness
Credit: YMCA Press Release

Whitley County Family YMCA welcomes new staff
Credit: YMCA Press Release

March 5, 2013
Jorgensen Family YMCA announces new Aquatics Director
Credit: YMCA Press Release

February 28, 2013
NFL Pro Bowler, Breast Cancer Advocate Chris Spielman to speak at YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne’s Good Friday Breakfast
Credit: YMCA Press Release

January 24, 2013
YMCA Rolls Out New Y Swimming Policy, Protects Youth Swimmers
Credit: YMCA Press Release

 

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The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization, Tax ID # 35-0886850, and contributions are tax deductible.