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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

    Drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1 to 4 years old and is the second leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old. This campaign is focused on giving all 2nd graders in our community the opportunity to become safe around watch without regard to their ability to pay lessons.
  • 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
  • Endowment And Financial Security For The 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.

 

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Guest Services 

Edwina is the smiling face that you see right as you enter our Y. She is a part of a great team of talented Guest Services individuals and our members and staff love her. Fun fact about Edwina, she used to be a Disco Queen. 

"The members, guest, and staff are like a big family and we work together to make the North Suburban YMCA a happy, inclusive place to educate, learn, work, exercise and socialize."

Make sure to say "Hi Edwina" when you come in through our doors. 

 


 

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ONE PLACE FOR ALL ADULTS & SENIORS  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!  Be a part of the North Suburban YMCA’s 2nd Annual Senior Health Fair. Join us and experience local organizations dedicated to maintaining and improving health, wellness, fitness, and lifestyles of our adult and senior populations. The Senior Health Fair includes...  • FREE FOOD • PRESENTATIONS • VENDORS • ENTERTAINMENT • DEMONSTRATIONS • GOODS FOR SALE • INTERACTIVE HEALTH SCREENING

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Join the Movement

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your business to a dedicated audience of adult 60+.

FOR MORE INFORMATION FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW OR CONTACT:
Kim Nyren, Director of Community Investment
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext. 1215 

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Marketing Associate/ Graphic Designer 

Mike is the creative mind behind all of our Y's imagery and presence in marketing. You can see his work throughout our posters, social media, and print advertisements. His sole focus is to keep communication with our members easy and simple to understand while visually expressing the happiness of our members through the images taken throughout our facility. We sat down with Mike to learn more. 

What do you do at the Y?

I am the Graphic Designer/ Marketing Associate here at the NSYMCA. I make things pretty. 

How do you help our members?

"I like to believe that I am helping members indirectly by using the skills I acquired in Graphic Design and in Marketing. Our communication with our members is crucial in our marketing and our ever-growing forms of social communication. I like to feel that I am making that difference in bridging that gap between our members."

What do you like most about your job/the Y?

The fact that my work is seen by a majority of people and to belong to an amazing organization that is dedicated to bringing communities together, helping those less fortunate, and helping those who are struggling with their everyday lives to have a place that they can belong, makes it worth it in my book and it brings joy to the work that I do. 

What is a fun fact about you?

I don’t know if it is a fact but I am a huge nerd when it comes to Video Games and Anime. Come up to me with a particular show or game and I can tell you a lot about it.  Despite that weird combination, I also play Adult Baseball. Currently playing for 2 teams and playing roughly over 50+ games during the summer months. It is one of my biggest passions in life.  


 

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Sports/ Adventure Guides Leadership Coordinator

Alex has joined the NSYMCA with a force to be reckoned with. Starting off in Summer Camp, Alex has risen through the ranks to become the Sports and Adventure Guides Coordinator at our Y! 

Alex helps NSYMCA members by making sure their children have a safe, fun, constructive environment to work in during our classes. 

"The thing I like most about my job at the Y is caring and accepting attitudes from everyone in the building, members and employees!"

If you see Alex in his spare time, ask him to juggle something. You will be surprised. 


 

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Sr. Director of Arts

Shannon is the Sr. Director of Arts at the NSYMCA. She runs the Performing Arts department and oversees the Visual Arts Department and Risk Management.

Shannon helps to ensure that our members can have all the benefits that come with Fine Arts training and help to develop a love of the arts with all the dancers that come into the building.

"I love working with my dancers. They always bring something new to the table and continually push me to be a better teacher for them."

Fun Fact: Her favorite type of Ice Cream is Moose Tracks Ice Cream! 


 

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Aquatics Liason

Tom March is our Aquatics Ninja. March has a variety of different positions at the NSYMCA which for most part involves in helping our families and members with special needs. We had a chat with Tom about his duties at the NSYMCA.

What do you do at the Y?

I actually have a few different positions here at our YMCA.  Most all of my positions and time involve helping our special needs families in every way that I can. As the Special Services lead instructor I teach an average of 40 thirty-minute private lessons each week mostly with Special Needs children and young adults.  I have found ways to break through and connect with individuals even with more severe needs. My initial goals are always for safety in the water. However, they quickly include developing swimming skills and even working through communication difficulties such as eye contact and speech. I also enjoy teaching group lessons a few times during the week.  

As head coach for our Special Olympics Swim team I have been fortunate to have been able to build and continue building our swim team from 5 swimmers 3 years ago to currently 32 swimmers of different abilities and skills. It is an amazing experience to witness a special needs swimmer's first interaction in a swim meet where many times it is the first time in their lives that the crowd of spectators are all cheering just for them!

As the Aquatics Liaison I help our Aquatics Director deliver the very top quality to our members and guests in everything water! In my spare time I train our lifeguards on skill sets and certify them for guarding along with CPR professional rescue skills.

How do you help our members?

To me helping our members and our community is the reason that I am here. I believe that everyone deserves to be appreciated and listened to.

What do you like most about your job/the Y?

My job includes my passion for helping families with children on the spectrum of Autism, I seldom feel that I am even working!

What is a fun fact about you?

I am currently completing my Masters in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis which I will then immediately follow with my PHD in the same field.

I am an avid boater and whenever I can, my favorite place to be is outside on Lake Michigan. Having such a draw to water is not the norm for someone with my background. I had a near-drowning event when I was 11 years old and, even though I had a pool in my backyard growing up, I did not learn how to swim until I took adult beginner swim lessons at 20 years old while I was in college. Maybe that is why I feel it is so important for everyone to learn how to swim at a younger age.