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Spend your summer with the West Suburban YMCA

Apr 03, 2024

2024 seems to already be a hectic year, especially if you are a parent. If you haven’t figured out your child’s summer plans yet, do not stress. The West Suburban YMCA has 3 amazing summer camps with spots available. These camps are not just a fun place for your child, they are proven programs that are committed to youth development day in and day out.

Hoops and Fun: Teen March Madness Night 2024

Apr 01, 2024

Friday night's Teen March Madness night at the Wells Ave YMCA was a slam dunk, featuring a lineup of exciting activities, friendly competition, and delicious pizza.  The evening brought together over 40 teens from the community for a night of sports, fun, and friendship.

Creating a Safe Haven for Teens: A Recap of our Teen Center Event at the YMCA

Mar 25, 2024

This past Friday, our YMCA Teen Center hosted a free event that brought together 24 teens for an evening of fun, games, and socializing. This event aimed to provide a safe and inclusive space for teenagers to hang out and enjoy themselves. Here's a recap of the memorable night filled with laughter, camaraderie, and community spirit.

Y Day of Giving

Mar 01, 2024

On Tuesday, March 5th, our Y will be participating in the Y Day of Giving, when we will raise awareness of the life-changing impact of the Y and invite donations to help advance our mission.

Free Location to File Your Tax Return

Feb 01, 2024

Need to file your tax return? CAN-DO's VITA will open on Wednesday, February 7th to help Newton residents and others in nearby communties a convenient free location to file their tax returns.

2024 Winter Social Trivia Questions

Jan 31, 2024

Last night the development team had the pleasure of hosting board members and event sponsors at a small gathering. Check out some of our trivia questions we shared with our guests to see how well you know the Y!


1. Who became the first black major league baseball player in 1947 and became a volunteer boys coach at the Harlem Y the same year?

School Closure Program at the Y

Jan 19, 2024

With the strike from the Newton Public Schools, the West Suburban YMCA OST Program is holding a Closure Day program at Church St. We are offering this program for children in grades K-8 operating from 8:30AM-4:00PM. The program will group children by grade and will feature a variety of sports, art, educational and recreational activities throughout the day.

Help the Y Win $15,000

Jan 10, 2024

Help WSYMCA Win Watertown Savings Bank’s Customer Choice Awards!

Watertown Savings Bank will be distributing $100,000 amongst several local non-profits, as determined by a voting contest. The winning non-profit will be awarded $15,000!

Meet our 2024 Boston Marathon Runner

Jan 05, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that Melissa Starr will be running the 128th Boston Marathon on behalf of the West Suburban YMCA.

Melissa believes running 26.2 miles is nothing compared to the tireless efforts the staff, coaches and volunteers put in on a daily basis at the Y.