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1. It’s fun! Can you imagine being a kid again? Running around and playing games? Seeing something for the first time and being amazed by it? By becoming a mentor, YOU can spend a few hours each week, just being a kid again. The whole goal of...

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It is a little-known fact that the Gateway Region YMCA is in the midst of a love affair...with books!  Our annual Book Fair, from August 17-21 at Queeny Park is among the biggest book resales in the entire Midwest.

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A military change of station brought us to Scott Air Force Base and O’Fallon, IL in June of 2012.  We visited the YMCA while we were house hunting and knew it was the perfect fit because the foundation of the YMCA is family, faith, health and...

Nick Weaver

It felt like stepping into a time capsule. Raised buildings of crimson, blue, and faded yellow lined streets littered with speed bumps. They stood on stilts six to ten feet above the ground in order to avoid the tropical storms that are staples of...

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With summer almost here, and parents working hard to find a plan for their children to spend the next three months, we must consider how these children will continue to learn and not lose the knowledge they have gained the previous nine months in...

GWR YMCA

Our Leaders Club and Junior Leaders provide youth the opportunity to learn to become more effective in their interactions with others. Teens improve their social and leadership skills all while discovering how they can give back to their...