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We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That is why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. See all that is happening at your local YMCA locations!

YMCA Honored For Work With Functional Life Skills EHS Program

The YMCA was honored for our work with the Functional Life Skills EHS Program. Director Brittney Fredbloom works with the students each week to help do tasks around the Meyer Center.

The YMCA was honored for our work with the Functional Life Skills EHS Program.

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Glen-Ed Pantry Drop Off Location

We are excited to announce that the Edwardsville YMCA Meyer Center is now an official drop off site for the Glen-Ed Pantry.

We are excited to announce that the Meyer Center is now an official drop off site for the Glen-Ed Pantry.

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We Are Throwing A Wonderland Gala 2023

We are throwing a Wonderland Gala at the Meyer Center! All proceeds go to decrease the original Meyer Center debt. We will graciously accept any additional donations to our mission.

Attire: Semi-Formal Or Alice In Wonderland Inspired
Ages 21+

Saturday, April 15th, 2023

VIP Cocktail Hour 6:00 – 7:00pm
GALA Doors Open 7:00pm

  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
  • Desserts
  • Cash Bar After First 2 Cocktails
  • Featuring The Fountain City 45’s
  • Silent Auction

We are throwing a Wonderland Gala at the Meyer Center!

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Allison’s Hope Helps Start Cancer Program At YMCA

The Alive and Thrive Breast Cancer Program allows for a small group setting aiding breast cancer patients and survivors.

The Alive and Thrive Breast Cancer Program allows for a small group setting aiding breast cancer patients and survivors.

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Covid-19 Policy Update

The new mask requirement from the Illinois Governor and IDPH starts Monday, August 30th.  The YMCA will follow the requirements that masks must be worn at all times except when in the pool.  We are awaiting further guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and will update our guidelines as required or
allowed by the state of Illinois.

No Non-Member access to the Basketball Gyms or Fitness Centers. Nationwide Membership is still fully accepted. Effective 9/8/2021

As we align ourselves with the IL Gov. Mandate & IDPH Guidelines, everyone over age 2 must wear masks inside facilities.

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Jack Schneider Memorial Service

A visitation in honor of Jack’s life will be held on August 7th from 9:30 – 11:30am at the Sunset Hill Funeral Home.

A visitation in honor of Jack Scheider's life will be held on Aug. 7 from 9:30-11:30am at the Sunset Hill Funeral Home.

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Edwardsville YMCA Names New CEO

The Edwardsville YMCA Board of Directors are happy to announce that Brandon Bell has been selected as the next CEO.

The Edwardsville YMCA Board of Directors are happy to announce that Brandon Bell has been selected as the next CEO.

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A Heartfelt Goodbye To Gary Niebur – A Letter From Our CEO

Along with many of you, the news of Gary Niebur’s passing came as devastating news. Gary meant so much to so many people. Not only was he impactful as the mayor of Edwardsville for 20 years, but he left a lasting impact at the Edwardsville YMCA as our leader for over 35 years.

Along with many of you, the news of Gary Niebur's passing came as devastating news.

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City Coalition Helping Non-Profits

Our initiative is to assist community non-profit organizations as they serve those in need through the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that this is a fluid and ever changing environment. We will need to adapt as things progress and work collaboratively for the greater good of the community.

Our initiative is to assist community non-profit organizations as they serve those in need through the COVID-19 pandemic

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February 2020 Newsletter

This month we welcome a new face to our leadership team in membership, look forward to our Tumble & Trampoline Meet and Summer Camp, look back at Member Appreciation Week and honor this month’s STARS.

This month we welcome a new face to our leadership team in membership &look forward to our Tumble & Trampoline Meet!

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