Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA joins YMCA of Central Ohio
In January, the YMCA of Central Ohio welcomed Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA in Logan County. This partnership aids in our efforts to expand our impact to the far northwest part of Central Ohio.


Community Park YMCA to open in Whitehall in partnership with City
The fall brought us together with the City of Whitehall to announce Community Park YMCA. This unique branch will offer a safe space for youth and teens in addition to sports and recreational activities.


Strengthening Youth at Arnold SportsWorld Youth & Teen Expo
2017 marked the Y’s second appearance and a growing partnership with the Youth & Teen Expo. Youth had the opportunity to compete at the Arnold in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and also enjoyed camp and aquatic safety activities.


Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA breaks ground
After residents passed a levy in support of the center, preparation for the new Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA began. “From out of the ashes of the Reynoldsburg Swim Club will arise the Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA,” said Mayor Brad McCloud. The center will open in late 2019.


Always Welcome: Nationwide Membership
We launched our participation in YMCA of the USA’s nationwide reciprocity, giving our members access to nearly 2,700 Y’s in 10,000 communities across the United States.


Buckeye Valley Local Schools offers Y Club
Y Club, our Before & After School Child Care programming, expanded to Buckeye Valley Local Schools, making it our 10th school district in Central Ohio.


OPERS partners with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
This partnership with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) offers the program at no cost to those enrolled in OPERS’ Medical Mutual plan. The Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at risk for type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles as well as reduce their chances of developing the disease.


Raising awareness of Childhood Sexual Abuse
We strengthened our commitment to preventing childhood sexual abuse by participating in the 5 Days of Action, aimed to increase awareness about sexual abuse, see warning signs, and respond quickly.