La Porte County Family YMCA - Michigan City Elston Branch
901 Michigan Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
The mission of the Y is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Y has been serving La Porte County for more than a century. We operate with the philosophy of charging fees to those who have the ability to pay, and helping those who don’t. Our Y Scholarship Fund helps us ensure that everyone in our community is able to participate in life-changing Y programs. Our Michigan City Elston branch opened in 2015 as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that all La Porte County residents have access to programs that further healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. The Michigan City Elston Branch Endowment Fund supports the Michigan City Elston branch and its mission. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that this branch is positioned to serve the Michigan City community for decades to come. Donations made during this event will have a particularly significant impact. All endowment funds received will go towards a matching gift campaign and help qualify us to receive a total of $75,000 in contributions from 1st Source Bank.
We would like to take this opportunity share the story of one of our members and his experience at the Y. Myron joined the Michigan City Elston branch in June of 2017. He wanted to use the pool and get back into swimming, with a goal of visiting the Y at least four days per week. Myron says he is motivated to keep coming back to the Y because the positive environment and the staff – particularly Matt, a member of our lifeguard staff - make his visits something he looks forward to. Since joining the Y, Myron says, “I have a more positive outlook on life, feel more energized and have enjoyed seeing my progress in achieving goals.” He has also seen major progress in the pool. When he first started, Myron could only walk in the shallow end. Just two months later, he was able to swim 10-12 laps! We are proud of Myron for his accomplishments and look forward to seeing him in the pool for many years to come.