Niles Buchanan YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is happy to announce Kelley Stein has joined our team as an Education Coordinator for the Learning Tree Preschool. Kelley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement from Indiana University. Her background includes teaching Kindergarten Title One in the South Bend Community Schools, Fourth Grade Teacher at Corpus Christie School, and has been subbing for the Niles Community School for the last year.


The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is happy to announce Pamela Alphenaar of Niles, Michigan as the logo winner for the 2015 Thanksgiving Day Run. Her design was chosen out of many entries and stood out as the best representation of the 34th Annual Thanksgiving Day Run.

Pamela Alphenaar is a Niles area graphic designer who has a passion for design, typography, and photography. She enjoys expressing her creativity through drawing, watercolor, fiber arts, and gardening. Pamela recently earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree with a focus in Graphic Design and Technology from Southwestern Michigan College. She is the owner of Ponder Design, LLC.


On behalf of all the organizations and community members affiliated with Summer My Way® summer camp, the Niles-Buchanan YMCA would like to thank Teachers Credit Union (TCU) and the TCU Foundation for sponsoring Summer My Way® 2015.

Both TCU and the TCU Foundation are supporting Summer My Way® 2015 by awarding two grants for a combined amount of $4,500. The TCU Foundation was established to support the Credit Union Vision of being a positive force in communities served by TCU. TCU and the TCU Foundation’s contribution lends to Summer My Way® being available at no cost to the first 300 Niles Community Schools students that are enrolled.


For over 35 years the Niles-Buchanan YMCA Learning Tree Preschool has been striving to prepare children for Kindergarten. The Learning Tree Preschool is a state Licensed preschool for children ages 3, 4, and 5. Our preschool provides initial school experiences, while giving the children the academic foundation to build further academic skills. Children of the Learning Tree preschool get the benefits of one-on-one swim lessons in the YMCA pool, work on developing gross motor education in the gym class, and learn about nutrition education from a registered dietitian.


Forgot your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to learn when your child’s program begins? With the Niles-Buchanan YMCA new mobile app, all this and more is just a smartphone away. We are excited to announce the launch of our new mobile app for our members to download from App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014.


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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
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