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Newark, NJ 07102
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.”
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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.
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!
Dynamic department seeking qualified full and part-time staff members for growing programs. Click the Employment tab at left for all the details...