The Y is HERE FOR FREEHOLD BOROUGH with programs that nurture the full potential of children and teens, address critical social issues, and support positive outcomes for all. > View brochure
Model United Nations (MUN)
12 WKS | FALL • OCT.–JAN. | Grades 6-12
Designed to introduce students to world cultures while debating issues of international importance, students engage in a hands-on environment of learning. They develop innovative thinking and leadership skills, expand their understanding of current events throughout the world and resolve world issues in weekly meetings and at a simulated United Nations Conference.
Youth & Government (YAG)
9 WKS | SPRING • FEB.–APRIL | Grades 6-12
Teens find their voice and gain hands-on knowledge of our state government by writing, presenting, and debating their own piece of legislation at the annual three-day simulation at the NJ-YAG Conference. More than 400 delegates have the opportunity to debate pertinent state issues, engage in servant leadership, and most importantly, forge lifelong relationships.
ONE CIRCLE PROGRAMS
8 WKS | FALL • OCT.–JAN. / SPRING • FEB.–APRIL Grades 5-8
Girls Council encourages the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills for girls. The goal is to enhance girls’ abilities and positive self-image so they are able to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and potential for healthy relationships.
Boys Council is a strengths-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. Boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives – individually and collectively.
A national academic achievement, college-readiness and career development initiative of the YMCA of the USA, Y Achievers helps youth and teens, pursue high educational and professional goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning. Leadership is developed through hands-on experiential learning, community involvement, project management and critical thinking. Many Y Achievers earn scholarships and wide recognition for their successes.
Y STEAM CLUBS
6 WKS | Grades K-5
Full STEAM Ahead! Kids have fun and flex their creative skills in this experimental approach to learning that uses STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) as access points for guiding inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Activities spark imaginations, keep kids entertained, and having fun all day!
Y-KIDS BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE | During School Year
The Y’s long-standing partnership with the Freehold Borough School District offers families a safe space to extend your child’s learning day in a fun and meaningful way before and after school at the Freehold Learning Center. With a focus on character development and healthy living, children experience
academic, physical and social activities under the supervision of state-licensed, positive role models.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT |During School Year
The need for mental, behavioral and family support continues to grow. Through school partnerships, our Y’s team of caring, certified counselors are available with safe, confidential services that strengthen family life and individual growth.
SUPPORTING HEALTHY, HAPPY KIDS
SUMMER DAY CAMP
6 WKS | JULY 5–AUG. 12 | Grades K-5
MON.-THU. | 9 A.M.-3 P.M. | $135 per week
Extended Day | 7:30-9 A.M. • 3-5 P.M. | $50 per week
Includes swimming, creative arts, STEM, sports & outdoor games
Jump in for summer fun with safe, affordable summer camp infusing our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility in all that we do. Kids will learn new skills, develop lasting friendships, and most of all – have fun! Campers rotate through enriching activities with a progressive format of programs tailored by age that grow with the child.
HEALTHY KIDS YOUTH MEMBERSHIP
Hosted at Freehold Family YMCA
18 WKS | SUMMER • MAY 1–AUG. 31 | Grades K-5 | $50
The Y is here with special-priced youth memberships for Freehold Borough residents to nurture healthy habits early. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
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HERE FOR ALL. HERE FOR GOOD.
No one is turned away for the inability to pay. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Applicants currently receiving aid from state or county agencies pre-qualify with documentation. Ask your employer about federal tax breaks and Flexible Savings Account contributions for working parents with children under 13. Contact third party payer options for additional financial support.