Naperville’s century old history with the Young Men’s Christian Association is continuing to grow.
Y representatives and community leaders grabbed their shovels to break ground for new additions to the Fry Family YMCA on 95th street, helping to meet the needs of Naperville families.
“The Y offers a unique family focus. It’s not just a gym and swim. We do things in the community to help out folks who need help. And that’s what makes us a charitable organization,” said David Hannaman, Chairman of the Fry YMCA Board of Directors
Add-ons include a family locker room, two classrooms for licensed preschool, and an extended parking lot.
Officials say the new space will allow for longer preschool programs, and more night and weekend classes, which could help increase memberships.
Dick Malone, President and CEO of YMCA Metropolitan Chicago, spoke at the event. “We are very happy to be able to make this addition to the YMCA so that more and more children can begin to have their own Y stories whether it’s learning how to swim, or be active or take part in other activities here at the Y,” said Malone.
The YMCA is Chicagoland’s leading not-for-profit organization with its 25 member centers, five camps, and hundreds of extension sites.
Renovations at the Fry Family Y are expected to wrap up in January. Until then, it will remain open during construction.
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