Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois


Early Learning Center

Serving children ages 6 weeks to 10 years from 6:30 Am until 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Our program strives to nurture and encourage the natural curiosity and creativeness of your children. 



The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected, and secure children, adults, families, and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.


Click here for all your class information needs: browse or register for classes. Group Exercise Classes are now FREE with YMCA membership!





You can reach us by email, phone, and social media, click below for our contact information. We are located inside the Highland Community College campus.




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Lifeguard classes

Presummer Lifeguard Classes

We are offering two Red Cross Lifeguard classes before summertime. Wednesdays starting 5/11/2022 and ending on 6/1/2022. The course will run from 3:30 PM –

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Hiring Lifeguards

We’re Hiring Lifeguards!!!

We’re hiring lifeguards for daytime shifts! Make A Difference Impact your community with your role Build a better future for yourself and for kids, families

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Where to volunteer

Where can I volunteer?

Youth Sports Volunteers NEEDED! The Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois that serves Freeport, IL, and beyond is seeking qualified youth sports coaches. Our youth sports

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The YMCA is a nonprofit organization that is successful thanks to community partners and donors. Each year, the Annual Campaign serves as the primary drive to sponsor families and individuals through subsidized memberships and programs. Community impact through community investment continues as we grant 100% of proceeds into the lives of those in our region so every person has the opportunity to pursue a healthy spirit, mind, and body. If you would like to contribute to the YMCA mission, please select a donation amount below or call (815)-235-9622 for more information.

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Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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