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In partnership with HORIZON NJ Health, Y Academy was able to provide our scholars at PS 30 with free oral screening and oral hygiene education. We had a great turnout - even staff and parents participated! The students were super excited and thankful for the program. We are grateful to HORIZON and the administration of PS 30 for making this event possible.
For more information about Newark YMCA afterschool programs, please contact Tammea Tyler at email@example.com.
The Newark Y’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program at Infinity Institute High School in Jersey City, NJ, has been selected by the New Jersey Department of Education as one of eight schools in ten states participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) STEM Challenge. The students are working with NASA scientists to create a prototype and will submit a video to be entered in a national competition. One program from each state will be selected and the prototype will be used in a culminating project called "Mars Launch". This program creates an exciting opportunity for our 21st Century Community Learning Center students at Infinity Institute to engage in high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) challenges to address the national need for a STEM-educated workforce. The young scientists are very excited!
For more information about the NASA STEM Challenge or the Newark Y’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers, contact Tammea Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latin singer Kat DeLuna came home to the Newark YMCA today, where she was filming a documentary. Ms. DeLuna learned to swim at the Newark YMCA when she was a child. During her visit she had the opportunity to spend time with children learning to swim in Y aquatics classes. Ms. DeLuna stated, “I love the Newark Y and coming back reminds me of my childhood. Every kid should learn how to swim at the YMCA.”
The very generous First Friday Dinner Club (an organization of professional women committed to giving back and helping others) recently renovated four shelter rooms for under-employed residents at the Newark YMCA. The rooms were painted, furnished and decorated with care. One room featured carpeting and a mural, stenciled with encouraging words.
Many, many thanks to the women of the First Friday Club for creating a welcoming space for those in need. To find out how your organization can participate in our Adopt-A-Room initiative, please contact Victor Nicholson at email@example.com.
In the spirit of March Madness, last week volunteers from Oppenheimer Funds came to the Newark YMCA to participate in a basketball game with teenagers from our programs. This game was highly competitive, with Oppenheimer Funds winning a nail-bitter, with a final score of 33-32.
OF’s Regional Advisor Consultant Lou Assante, had this to say after yesterday’s contest, “ Playing basketball against the youth was not only entertaining, but rewarding in seeing their determination and resiliency throughout the game. They truly stood for what every young person should strive for -- hard work equals success. Thank you to all those who assisted in organizing such a gratifying event and we look forward to many more games in the future. “
The employees of Oppenheimer Funds were so impressed with th YMCA teenagers that they collected $250, which will be matched by their company for the purchasing of new uniforms. Our teenagers were ecstatic when they learned they will be receiving new uniforms use when they play in future games.