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Gardening Success!

Over the past nine weeks, teens from the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity's SUCCEED program have worked with the Prodigal Sons and Daughters Redirection Services to transform two vacant lots in Newark into Paradise Community Food Garden and Paradise Garden. The teens learned the SPIN farming method and they had the opportunity to grow vegetables, including squash, peppers, mint, cherry tomatoes and corn. 

One teen said,  “When we first started coming to the garden I hated it, but once I saw the vegetables starting to grow I looked forward to coming back each week.  It’s nice to know I played a role in feeding the community.”

For more information about the Newark YMCA's focus on Social Responsibility, click here.

Bike Safety at Y Summer Camp

Last week, the University Hospital EMS, New Jersey Trauma Center at University Hospital and the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club sponsored a bike safety demonstration and AAA distributed free helmets to 100 children at the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity.  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more children go to hospital emergency departments for bicycle related crashes than for any other sport. In addition, head injuries are the most serious type of injury and the most common cause of death for bicyclists. But studies also show that bicycle helmets have been proven to reduce the risk of head and brain injury when worn properly.
To keep children safe, University Hospital and AAA ‘s presentation demonstrated the correct way to wear a helmet, how to recognize symptoms of a concussion, bicycle maintenance tips, and traffic safety rules for riders. Many thanks to our community partners for bringing this critical initiative to the Newark Y! Check our our summer camp blog for more photos:  click here.

Midnight Basketball Going Strong at the Y

Saturday evenings in August, the Newark YMCA hosts midnight basketball, from 9 pm until - 1 am,  in support of Newark's Safe Streets initiative. Teens and adults have been having a blast here getting a workout and showing their talents. All are welcome. See you Saturday!

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Fall Swimming Lessons!

Fall Swimming Lessons!
Registration for Newark lessons now open. Kearny registration will be held on September 4th from 5:30 - 8 pm. See you in the pool!

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...


Join the Newark Y this September for a new season of Healthy Living. Follow the link for all the details.

Summer Camp Families:

Summer Camp Families:
Your happy campers are featured on our blog LITTLE LOOPERS! Follow the link to check it out...

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...

Exciting Youth Development Positions Open

Dynamic department seeking qualified full and part-time staff members for growing programs. Click the Employment tab at left for all the details...

New Fitness Class Schedule!

Follow the link to find your favorite classes this summer!

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!

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...

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