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Saturday, September 30, 2023

R.J. Bartels

R. J. Bartels is Executive Director at Kroehler Family YMCA. Contact him at rbartels@ymcachicago.org.

The Y – Teach your kids to be internet awesome with Google at the YMCA

The Naperville YMCAs and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago have teamed up with Google to host online safety and digital citizenship workshops for parents...

The Y – Always here for our community

A View of Historic Naperville from the Sky-Lines is a collection of historic newspaper articles first published in 1975 written by Genevieve Towsley, a...

The Y – A ‘Special’ Summer for Youth at the Y

The YMCA has a long history of providing summer camp experiences for children. With a healthy kid focus, extended care and fun field trips...

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – A cause to believe in

Gina is a single mother working hard to support her 7-year-old daughter, Grace. She works full time as a server and attends local community...

The Y – Providing equal opportunities for all

In many cases here in America, the zip code you're born into may have the ability to determine your future. Sometimes these divisions exist...

The Y – Bringing the Maker Movement to the YMCA

Did you know that U.S. careers requiring STEM skills are expected to grow 17 percent by 2020? Through the Y’s afterschool programs, camps and...

The Y – Building stronger brighter futures

A recent (8/17/18) Naperville Sun story titled, “Naperville children lacking kindergarten skills a serious issue, but no need to panic, experts say“ addressed how...

The Y – Focusing on the future

At the Y, we have been spending a lot of time looking at our future. The Y has listened and responded to communities’ most...

The Y – Strong Kids Campaign

We like to think about how lucky we are to live in Naperville. We have many resources that make it a wonderful place. The...

The Y – Happy Birthday, YMCA!

In 1909, a local pastor, wishing to take advantage of a new wave of local spiritual enthusiasm, traveled to Chicago to confer with area...
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