Michiana Family YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

BUILT TO LEAD

Conventional wisdom is that we should work on improving our weaknesses.

But then conventional is not necessarily the path taken by innovators. Famous innovators and entrepreneurs found success another way: they played to their strengths.

At the Y, we are strengthening the foundations of our community with innovative programs that help kids stay in school, get excited about math, science and technology while building the leadership skills necessary for a secure future.

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SWIMMERS ROCK THE BLOCKS

To say that we're proud of our Stingrays would be an understatement.

We are amazed every day by the dedication the kids show in everything they do. The Stingrays work hard to be great in the water, in the classroom, and at home. We feel lucky to work with them.

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FINDING THE POWER TO BE MORE

"She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life." - Frances E. Willard

Ms. Willard wrote a book called How I Learned to Ride The Bicycle, published in 1895. She said that riding a bicycle requires the same skills that made her successful in life: strong spirit, patience, persistence and willingness to fail before she mastered it.

And she was not the only person to see the metaphor.

Albert Einstein once wrote that “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Ernest Hemingway noted that riding a bike allows you to know the countryside in a much more intimate way than by motorized vehicle. In an article entitled “Taming the Bicycle,” Mark Twain urged, “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.”

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.