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Check out our youth sports and recreation programs at the Newark YMCA! Seventeen players between the ages of 5 and 12 participated in our Pass, Dribble and Shoot Clinic sessions! This three-day clinic focused specifically on passing, dribbling and shooting skills to help players improve their offensive skills. Check back here later this month for details of our winter tournament and travel team. And don't forget Midnight Basketball every Friday night - all are welcome!
On your next visit to the Newark YMCA, please stop by the lobby and take an ornament from our giving tree. Each ornament describes the Christmas gift wish of a child staying in our emergency shelter. With your help, we can make all these wishes come true. For more information, please contact Victor Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At P.S. 37 Rafael De J. Cordero School in Jersey City, scholars are learning all about connections between bridges and values. Student scholars created blueprints and constructed the four major types of bridges (Beam, Arch, Suspension, Cantilever) out of popsicle sticks and glue, practicing key measuring skills for weight and mass. Each bridge represented one of the YMCA’s four Core Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Our bridge project led to an understanding of economics, engineering and the universal connection that we all share. The kids had an amazing time building! And a rich discussion of how bridges allow us to connect from one place to another and deep rooted core values allow us to connect from person to person, regardless of race, gender and socio economic status.
For more information about the Newark YMCA’s 21st CenturyCommunity Learning Center Afterschool Enrichment Programs, please contact Tammea Tyler at email@example.com.
“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.”
Dozens of famiy members attended our Lights On Afterschool event at PS 30 in Jersey City. Our theme was "Lighting Up Our Path Towards Our Future". Our young scholars envisioned themselves as anything they wanted to be: doctors, lawyers, teachers, astronauts, basketball players and dancers.
We introduced geometry by using cylindrical shapes to give the illusion of old-fashioned light poles, and scholars developed the upper part of them with reusable plastic cups. Scholars showcased career-themed essays along with their light projects, to school administrators, their parents and caregivers. For more information about our 21st Century Programs in Jersey City, please contact firstname.lastname@example.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.”
Robert “Bob’’ Wilson, YMCA hero and African-American pioneer in professional basketball, died this summer at 88. After graduating from West Virginia State University in 1950, Mr. Wilson played basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters, the Chicago Stags, and the Tri-City Blackhawks. In 1952, Mr. Wilson played 63 games with the Milwaukee Hawks.
Following his basketball career, Mr. Wilson became a teacher and then the first black executive of a metropolitan YMCA –- at the Newark YMCA, where he worked for 38 years. All of us at the Newark YMCA are deeply grateful to Robert Wilson for his vision and leadership of our organization and the national YMCA movement. His legacy to community service and fiscal integrity endure.
Michael C. Bright, President and CEO of the Newark YMCA said, “Mr. Wilson’s work to strengthen our community in Newark and his commitment to working on behalf of young people inspires us every day.”
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