YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

For Youth Development®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility
  • Recent News Posts

    • January 28, 2015 - Help Us Win a Pot of Gold - The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is proud to participate in the $25,000 Pot of Gold Challenge, presented by the Evansville Courier & Press. Now through February 28, 2015, the YMCA will have the opportunity to receive a portion of the $25,000... More →
    • January 15, 2015 - Help Us Spread the Word - The YMCA Sports Department is in need of bibles for its youth Huddle Ministry. If you have an extra bible you would like to donate to this ministry please drop it off at the front desk...care of Troy Sowders in our Sports... More →
    • November 25, 2014 - Fun for All - Put a little play in your day with a YMCA sport program. We are now registering for the following youth and adult sports programs: Youth Fundamental Basketball League (3-11 yr old), Cheerleading (3-11 yr old), Youth Competitive Basketball League... More →
    • November 21, 2014 - Take Aim at Something New - Archery has come to the Downtown YMCA! FREE demo classes on Dec 3rd & 10th at 5:30PM, or join us for Open Shoot Saturdays in December. Click here for more details... More →
    • November 18, 2014 - FROZEN Family Fun Night - Join us for a night of movie magic at the Downtown YMCA on December 6th. We'll be showing Disney's Frozen and having a lot of family fun! See more event details... More →

Education & Leadership


Half Day Pre-School Programs

The Y provides a variety of preschool classes in a safe, familiar environment to develop self confidence, creativity, social skills and large and fine motor skills.

  • Y’s Rangers – Our half day preschool program provides hands on experience in a Christian environment. This class, for 3-4 year olds, meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children DO need to be potty-trained to attend.
  • Caring Cadets – Our half day preschool program provides hands on experience in a Christian environment. This class, for 4-5 year olds, focuses on kindergarten-readiness skills and meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children DO need to be potty-trained to attend.


Leadership Development

In It To Win It: The 7 Habits Way

The IN IT TO WIN IT program for 7th & 8th grades, helps youth develop helpful habits that will make them more productive family members, friends, students and community members. Participants meet for eight sessions and are led by two trained facilitators who have been certified to lead the program. The program is based on the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens’, by Sean Covey.

Financial Fitness

(Youth-Adults)As a regional partner of the Federal Reserve Bank, the YMCA has been able to offer many financial education opportunities to youth and adults in our community:

  • Reality Store: Partnering with local and state agencies, the YMCA presents this reality-store event at local middle schools to educate youth on the realities of the cost of living.
  • Money Smart Week: Opportunities to learn more about making sound financial decisions are sponsored by the YMCA partnering with local and state agencies on issues such as taxes, re-banking, budgeting, and planning for the future during this national annual event.