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Happy, Healthy Smiles at the Y!

By Julio Reyes













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 ttyler@newarkymca.org.



Mars, Here We Come!

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 ttyler@newarkymca.org.

Kat DeLuna At The Y!















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.”




Furnished With Love













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 vnicholson@newarkymca.org.

March Madness at the Y!

By Victor Nicholson



















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.   

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NEW: Summer Day Camp Job Openings at the Newark Y!

Full and part-time positions in thriving Summer Day Camp and at exciting Newark Public School programs! Follow the link for job descriptions and more information...

Camp for Children With Special Needs

The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity is committed to providing the opportunity for all children to learn, grow and thrive in our community. This summer, we will expand programming and offer integrated camps for high-functioning children with autism through the Lisa Beth Gerstman Special Needs Camp.

You Like Us!

You Like Us!
Thank you!! With your support, we surpassed our 1,000 "Likes" goal! Let's try for more! Our Facebook page is a great way to find up-to-the-minute information about all the great things happening at the Newark YMCA! Tell your friends and family...

Save the Date!

Save the Date!
Join us for the YES Program's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 30th. Follow the link for details...

More Science and the Arts at Cordero School!

More Science and the Arts at Cordero School!
The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity’s 21st Century afterschool initiative at PS. 37 Rafael De J Cordero School is expanding our program to all 6th through 8th graders. Follow the link to read all about it...

New Job Openings in Youth Development, Fitness and Financial Development

Visit our Employment Page (at left) for details on these exciting positions.

New Hip Hop Class at the Y!

New Hip Hop Class at the Y!
Alicia Blanks, from AMB Dance Theater, is bringing her exciting Hip Hop Class to the Newark Y, beginning February 16. Dancers, ages 10 to 18, are welcome!

Something For Everyone!

Something For Everyone!
Follow the link to find out all about our exciting youth programs in our new Youth Program Guide. And check out Little Loopers, our youth blog ...

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...

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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