Visit Mendota Area Y

Welcome to the Mendota Area YMCA!

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.






Mendota YMCA Hours

Mendota Y Facility Hours

Mon – Fri: 5:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Babysitting Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 11:00am & 4:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday: 8:00 – 11:00am

Sunday: Closed

Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure Screenings

OSF Saint Paul Medical Center comes to the Y to provide these screenings. You can have a fasting blood sugar or a post prandial (after you eat) blood sugar. Results are available immediately.

When: 2nd Tuesday of every month 8-9am

Blood Pressure Only

February 9, April 12, June 14, August 9,

October 11 and December 13

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar

January 12, March 8, May 10, July 12,

September 13, & November 8

Group Fitness


Tuesdays/Thursdays; 4:45-5:45 PM

Morning Stretch

Tuesday/Thursday; 7:45-8:15 AM

Moovin n Groovin

Tuesday/Thursday; 8:15-9:00 AM
Tuesdays; 6:00-6:50 PM


Monday/Wednesday; 5:00-5:50 PM


Thursdays; 6:00-6:50 PM

After School Program

The Mendota Area Y will be offering an after school program in conjunction with District 289. The program will provide care for students K-5th Grade after school throughout the school year. (2016-2017)

The program includes; playground or gym time daily to burn off that extra energy after a long day of school, daily snack, homework time with assistance, and free time for crafts & activities.

The program is offered Monday – Friday on normal school attendance days only. (Early dismissal days will not be offered).

For more information/questions/or rates call the Y at 815.538.2900

Youth Programs



Boys & Girls ages 4 & 5 (Not yet in Kindergarten)
Date: Tuesdays, February 21-March 21
Time: 4:15-5:05 pm
Place: Blackstone School Gym
Fee: $30/Member & $40/Non-Member

Big K

Boys & Girls in Kindergarten
Date: Tuesdays, February 21-March 21
Time: 3:15-4:05 pm
Place: Blackstone School Gym
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members

** Registrations are due by Monday, February 20 **

Employment and Services

Information on Internships and Guidelines


Mendota After School Program

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
Hours: 2:45 – 5:30pm Mon – Fri • 2 – 3 days a week
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

Mendota Babysitting Room Staff

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

Mendota Group Exercise Instructors

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

Personal Trainers

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Scholarship Policy

The Illinois Valley Y believes in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate in the Y. If you are interested in making the Y a part of your life, but feel you cannot afford the regular rates, you may be awarded a partial scholarship of acceptance. The scholarship program, supported in part through Y Care campaigns, provides membership and program scholarships for those in need within our available resources.

Please click on the link below to be able to print out the scholarship form. Please remember to include all of your financial information and documentation to the Y. If no information is included with the scholarship, it will be returned and no scholarship will be awarded until financial information is given. This includes latest tax forms, social security payments, medical card, food stamps, etc. Copies only please. If you need copies made, please stop in at the Y and the courtesy counter will be glad to do this for you and return to you your original copies.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Potthoff or Joanne Sabotta at the Illinois Valley YMCA 815-223-7904 or or

Scholarship Form

Membership Pricing

The Membership Price for the Mendota Area Y is the same as the Illinois Valley Y. Please click the link below to be taken to the Membership webpage.

Membership Pricing 

Mendota Y Advisory Board

Mendota Y Advisory Board

Kelly Becker
Rusty Stachlewitz
Alison Wasmer
Kelly Bond
Becky Mcpheeters
Lori Safranek
Dan Doyle
Fili Arteaga
Frank Bromenschenkel
 (Branch Manager)
Michelle Barkman

The Mendota Y Board is looking for community minded individuals to sit on the board. Please click here for the Mendota Board Application.

The Mendota Building Fund

The Mendota Building Fund

Your gift can be structured to provide financial security for you and your heirs while maximizing its impact for the Mendota Y.



Phone: 815-538-2900

Address: 1811 S. 13th Ave Rt. 251, Mendota, IL 61342