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Wise Experience!

The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity hosted its first WISE EXPERIENCE Workshop, a jewelry making class, on April 10th. This workshop was taught by Rutgers MSW intern, Robin Arbubakrr, with the goal of introducing beginners to jewelry-making and for the therapeutic and relaxation benefits this activity promotes.

Participants were encouraged to make three bracelets, two for themselves, and the third as a gift for someone else. The workshop was a huge success, with both Y members and community members participating.

Y Pop programs help the Y gather feedback on program topics and structure. For more information about upcoming Y Pop programs, stop by the YMCA Membership desk or contact mlsmith@newarkymca.org.


Challenge and Inspire...


Last Saturday evening, Master Johnny Guerrero from Guerrero Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came to the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity to speak to participants of the SUCCEED Evening Reporting Center and their mentors.  Master Guerrero grew up as a troubled youth in Newark and it was martial arts, he says, “that kept him out of jail.”   

After he spoke to the teens about his childhood, Master Guerrero and his students put on a Jiu Jitsu demonstration. Teens and mentors were able to ask questions and gain tips on defending themselves.  
Kerry Connelly, Community Involvement Coordinator for the Life Christian Church, who recruits the mentors stated, “We couldn’t thank them enough for the awesome demonstration and the inspirational talk, and they couldn’t thank us enough for letting them do it! My favorite part was overheard by one of them on Facebook – they said they could really see how much all the mentors cared about those kids.”
For more information about SUCCEED, please contact Victor Nicholson at vnicholson@newarkymca.org.

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Holiday Schedule:

We will be open for regular hours and schedule on Friday, April 18, but Closed Sunday, April 20. Re-opening Monday. Have a great week. We wish all our members Happy Holidays this week!

Life is better when shared!

Life is better when shared!
Tuesdays in April: Members bring friend or family member for free. If they join, no fees. And you get a free month!

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!

Save the Date For Healthy Kids Day

Save the Date For Healthy Kids Day
Come to the Y on Saturday, April 26, 11 am-3 pm, for games, swimming, nutritious snacks, prizes, and much, much more! For more information about Healthy Kids Day at the Newark YMCA, contact Darnell Benjamin at 973/624-8900 or dbenjamin@newarkymca.org.

Teaching Values One Stroke at a Time

Teaching Values One Stroke at a Time
Registration for April Swimming lessons is now open! Follow the link for all the details. See you in the pool!

Change a Life Forever!

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

A Summer to Discover...

A Summer to Discover...
Swimming across the pool. Making friendship bracelets. Catching your first fish. Summer camp is where memories are made. Sign up your child today to make memories for a lifetime!

Make A Difference Here!

The Youth Development Department is growing by leaps and bounds! We are looking for part-time and full-time candidates to apply for multiple openings. Click on the Employment tab on the left side of this page for details on these exciting opportunities...

A Bright Future . . .

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

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