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YMCA OF NEWARK AND VICINITY

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Newark, NJ 07102
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Healthy Halloween Fun!

 More than 200 people participated in the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity’s First Annual Health-O-Ween event on October 25th.  Children sampled healthy snacks, created scary art work, danced the Zombie Zumba, completed Healthy U challenges and received a healthy U bag with tricks and treats.
 
In our Happy Harvest Market, children designed masks, created creepy crawling spiders and participated in our Frightening Fashion Show & Costume Contest. We raffled backpacks, toys, and an ipod Nano. Big and little ones enjoyed getting their hands dirty in Frankenstein’s Lab where they experimented with all kinds of gooey, gory, gushy stuff.
 
“The children had a blast! At the end of their Spook-tacular journey the brave souls took a scary walk into our haunted house full of shocks and surprises. We are grateful to our generous sponsors, the Department of Health and 21st Century Community Learning Center,” said Tammea Tyler, Vice President for Youth Development.
 
For more information about our programs for youth and families, please contact Ms. Roneasha Bell at 973-624-8900- ext. 6863 or rbell@newarkymca.org.
 
“This project was funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

 

Lights On After School!

By Angel Otero

 The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity’s Y Academy Afterschool Program at Belleville’s School #8 “Lights On Afterschool” event October 23rd celebrated the creative accomplishments of our students. From artwork to academic projects, our students shine!  Parents had the chance to view this wonderful showcase while meeting staff and enjoying refreshments.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At the Lights on Afterschool event, part of a nationwide celebration at  thousands of YMCA’s across the country, Y Academy programs  displayed student’s artwork, academic work and collaborative projects. Our students also participated in a workshop on Healthy (germ-fighting) Living and enjoyed a favorite CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) activity: parachute games.

This event was just the beginning of an exciting line-up of programs and activities at Belleville School #8’s Y Academy Afterschool Program. We are thrilled to be offering tutoring and enrichment activities in music, dance, the fine arts, nutrition and health for our 55 students this year. For photos from Y Academy and other youth programs, check out our Youth Blog, Little Loopers.
 
For more information about the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity’s Afterschool Programs, please contact Patricia Zito: pzito@newarkymca.org.

 

Infinity HIgh School is The Place To Be!

So much is happening at Infinity Institute High School in Jersey City, as the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity engages youth, families and teachers in building community! This month, Y staff initiated “Fun Fridays” to cultivate interest in our brand-new 21st Century Learning Center, an after-school program set to begin in November.  “Fun Fridays” offer students a hint of the fun and enriching activities that will be the heart of the after-school curriculum: a free-throw contest, piñata games, jump rope challenges, pumpkin painting and making low-fat pudding parfaits. For more information about this exciting 21st Century Learning Community, please contact Tammea Tyler at ttyler@newarkymca.org.
 
Our successful mentoring program, Reach and Rise, is beginning its second year at Infinity, offering students a unique chance to develop a constructive relationship with an adult leader in the community. Reach & Rise will conduct training for its third group of mentors beginning on October 28th. Recruitment of mentors is ongoing. If you or someone you know would like to learn more or volunteer,  please contact Regina Fitch at rfitch@newarkymca.org
 
 
 
 
“This project was funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

 

Stretch and Get Fit at the Y!

The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity provided warm ups and stretches for the First United Way and City of Newark 10K Run for Healthy Kids. YMCA Youth Development Director Dwayne Curry and his family Valerie (wife), Shanise (sister) and Peter (son) demonstrated exercises and modifications to the more than fifty youth and their families preparing to race in the September event. For more information about the terrific recreation programs at the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity, contact Dwayne Curry at dcurry@newarkymca.org.

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Many Thanks for A Successful Leaders and Legends Event!

Many Thanks for A Successful Leaders and Legends Event!
We are grateful to all those who attended or sponsored this event, especially our Dinner Sponsors, Prudential and PSEG. Your generosity builds community and supports programs for youth. Thank you.

Ready to Play?

Ready to Play?
2013-14 Champions, ages 13-14
Tryouts for YMCA Traveling Basketball League Team begin October 24! Boys an girls, ages 10 through 14 are invited to tryout. Follow the link for all the details...

New Job Openings in Membership and Youth Development Department

Click the Employment Tab at left for all the details!

Y Joins "Make A Splash"

Y Joins
The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity is happy to announce that we have just become a partner in the USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash. Click on the Aquatics link under PROGRAMS at left to learn more...

Newark Y Awarded Grant for 21st Century Learning Program in Jersey City!

Newark Y Awarded Grant for 21st Century Learning Program in Jersey City!
The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity has been selected by the NJ Department of Education to develop 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programming in Jersey City, NJ, at School 30, School 37, Infinity Institute High School and St. Anthony’s High School. This initiative is part of a nation-wide effort to develop high quality out-of-school time programs for children and their families.Follow the link to read more...

New: Exciting Youth Development Positions Open!

Dynamic department seeking qualified full and part-time staff members for growing programs, including new listings for Teen Site Supervisor and Swim Team Coach. Click the Employment tab at left for all the details...

Summer Camp Families:

Summer Camp Families:
Thanks for sharing your campers with us this summer! If you'd like a hint of the fun they had at camp, take a look at our blog, LITTLE LOOPERS! We are still adding photos. Follow the link to check it out...

Change a Life Forever!

Change a Life Forever!
Mentors needed for the Newark YMCA's Reach and Rise mentoring program at Infinity Institute High School in Jersey City. Follow the link for details...

Learn, Grow and Thrive at the Y!

Learn, Grow and Thrive at the Y!
Register today for our before and afterschool programs! Follow the link for all the details...

A Bright Future . . .

A Bright Future . . .
Register today for the Newark Y's early childhood learning program Little Bridges - for children ( birth to age 5) and their caregivers. Follow the link for all the details...

Swim, Baby, Swim!

Swim with your baby on Thursdays at 4 pm. If you decide to join the Y, your joiner fee is waived. See you in the pool!



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