At the McGaw Y, our work to strengthen our community focuses on three main areas:
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why we work to cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Improving the community’s health and well-being
In Evanston and our surrounding communities, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirits, minds and bodies.
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
The McGaw YMCA has been listening and responding to our community’s most critical social needs for 125 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations, bringing youth volunteers together to serve the community, or promoting programs that bring or prevent chronic disease, the McGaw Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.