Honor Our Nation’s Leaders of Change

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County proudly celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration in his honor, being held virtually this year. Please join us as we grow support for social justice and for the important work of Dr. King and today’s civic leaders.

We are proud to share that this year’s Keynote Speaker is Kerwin Webb, Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Second Baptist Church Asbury Park and President of the Greater Red Bank Area NAACP.

ZOOM virtual event details to come.

8-9 a.m.

This year’s event is free and open to all. Reserve tickets below. For questions and sponsorship support, contact giving@ymcanj.org.


“Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2021 YMCA Essay Contest

As part of our Y’s commitment to social justice and youth engagement, we invite all high school students from greater Monmouth County to participate in an essay contest. Two essays will be selected as grand prize winners. Winners will receive a $1,500 scholarship for their education, generously donated by Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey Natural Gas and PorterPlus Realty, as well as a full-year youth membership to a YMCA of Greater Monmouth County branch of their choice.

Winners and their parents/guardians will be invited to attend the Virtual 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. Event details to follow.