When a high school teacher tells you, “Our teens are broken”, you respond with programs that aim to empower every at-risk child to reach boldly toward their dreams. The Y’s Arts & Outreach team serves thousands of teens through enrichment programs that give kids self-esteem, prepares them for college, engages them in civic and social [...]
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The loss of a loved one is tragic, and even more so when traumatic loss impacts children. In 2017, the Traumatic Loss Coalition coordinated by the Y’s Counseling & Social Services branch provided 24 direct responses to school districts throughout Monmouth County, including 338 service hours of trauma support for sudden deaths and suicides. School [...]
The Y helps all achieve to the best of their ability, and our special populations are no exception. The Y’s Bayshore Family Success Center opened our doors to a very special prom night in partnership with Our Special Place and Parents of Special People. Teens with special needs were treated to a Hollywood-style dance party, [...]
Seven years ago Mari made an early entrance into this world! Once we got her plumped up and healthy I started taking her to swim lessons at The Y in Red Bank where we live. She was 8 months old and I didn’t know it at the time, but it was the best thing I [...]
The Y is here for ALL. But we felt that children in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities were missing out on enriching summer camp experiences. So we put our thinking “capes” on and came to the rescue. Camp Zehnder has partnered with the Family Resource Network, a leading provider of family support services [...]
“When everyone else turned me away, I found the YMCA. They have made me a better person inside and out.” Teddy, a single father, and his 6 year-old daughter Shannon were alone and struggling badly, with no financial or emotional support. Through community-based resources at the Y’s Bayshore Family Success Center and the commitment of [...]
Red Bank, NJ (June 4, 2019) – Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of death by unintentional injury among children ages 1-4, and about one in five people who die from drowning [...]
TapInto Middleton, April 21, 2019 RED BANK, NJ – The Community YMCA in Red Bank, and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County announced last Thursday in Red Bank that they will join together as one YMCA association, creating the second largest YMCA in New Jersey. This union will be effective September 1, 2019. Since January 2019, the two YMCA’s have been operating [...]
After a big win last summer capturing first place overall at the 2018 YMCA Long Course National Championship, The Community YMCA’s Aquarockets swim team competed nationally at the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, NC, April 1-5, placing 3rd overall with 52 swimmers competing. In March, the Aquarockets competed at the 2019 NJ [...]
Eatontown, NJ (April 2, 2019) – The Community YMCA is helping to lead a statewide effort to prevent suicide, which according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is the third leading cause of death among New Jersey residents between the ages of 15 and 24. In January, the Y was selected to serve as [...]