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Freehold Borough YMCA Community Center2021-07-20T10:00:12-04:00

Here For The Community

The Freehold Borough YMCA Community Center is a safe, caring and well-supervised environment for children ages 8 and up. We do not charge a fee. Our YMCA promotes positive youth development through a multitude of programs and special events. Activities and Programs for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Membership is FREE!  Stay in touch by following us on our new Facebook page.

Enriching programs focus on creative arts for all ages, teen leadership, civic engagement and service-learning experiences and college and career readiness.

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Freehold Borough YMCA Community Center
41 Center Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

732.845.5273 Main
732.845.1594 Fax

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Contacts:

Arts Programs – Kevin Leigh-Manuell
732.784.6627     KLeighManuell@ymcanj.org

Teen Leadership – Jo Ann Rountree
732.784.6620     jrountree@ymcanj.org

Civic Engagement & Service-Learning  
732.845.5273

Virtual Learning Support

The YMCA Academy will be offering a safe and enriching full day program 2 to 5 days a week*, with flexible time options for parents who need to return to work while virtual learning is in session. Students will receive support with virtual programming lessons and activities, physical fitness, STEAM challenges, social-emotional learning, and more! Learn More>

EVENT CALENDAR

Sep
1
Wed
Child Obesity Awareness Month
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Child Obesity Awareness Month

About 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition.

The following tips will not only help families live healthier together but also help prevent childhood obesity:

1. Eat & Drink Healthy: Make water the drink of choice and encourage everyone to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables by offering two or three colorful options at every meal. As a family choose a new fruit and veggie every week to taste together. Place a full pitcher of water on the table during meals and allow children to pour their own water. Keep full water bottles available in the car and back packs.

2. Play Every Day/Go Outside: Children should have at least an hour a day of unstructured play outside (when possible) and break a sweat at least three times a week by getting 20 minutes or more of vigorous physical activity. Join your children in games that get your hearts pumping and bodies moving.

3. Get Together: Eat as a family as frequently as possible. Involve kids in meal planning, preparation and clean up. In addition, adults should take a break from electronics and spend one-to-one time each day with their kids, enjoying one another’s company.

4. Reduce Recreational Screen Time: Time spent in front of a television, computer, tablet, cell phone or video games should be limited to two hours or less per day. Make a family plan to reduce screen time at home (i.e. turn off screens during meals, charge electronics/screens in the kitchen overnight, go for a walk after a meal, set a timer to remind you to power down the screen).

5. Sleep Well: Kids and adults need to keep a regular sleep schedule; unwind together in the evenings by reading a book or listening to soft music to ensure the body is preparing for sleep. Kids are growing and need 10-12 hours of healthy sleep per night and seven to eight hours for adults.

Visit the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity for resources to encourage healthy eating habits in your children.

Oct
1
Fri
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Knowledge and early detection saves lives. Visit National Breast Cancer Awareness for more information about health screenings and additional resources.

We proudly offers the Y’s national LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors including anyone who has had surgery, chemo or radiation related to cancer. >Learn More

Oct
4
Mon
National Child Health Day
Oct 4 all-day
National Child Health Day

Child Health Day recognizes the need for children to have adequate healthcare in order to remain healthy and grow up strong.

Schedule your child’s next doctor visit, ensure that all of their vaccinations are current, and schedule their next dental appointment. It’s also a good day for parents to examine their children’s diet and activity levels to make sure that they eat healthily and get the exercise that they need.

Oct
10
Sun
World Mental Health Day
Oct 10 all-day
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

Our Counseling & Social Services team of caring and certified Y professionals are licensed to serve as counselors to youth, families, and schools, specializing in social work, clinical counseling, and alcohol and drug counseling. We offer a variety of programs in-person and through Telehealth designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the community and provide safe, confidential services that strengthen family life and individual growth.

Nov
1
Mon
National Diabetes Awareness Month
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day
National Diabetes Awareness Month

While almost 30 million people in the U.S. have some form of diabetes, one in four don’t even realize they’re walking around with the disease. National Diabetes Month is an annual event each November to boost awareness about the risk factors, symptoms, and types of diabetes.

We’re here to help you take control of your good health with the Diabetes Prevention Program. This national Y program is offered in the hopes of reducing the number of new type 2 diabetes cases, as well as giving patients at high risk for developing the disease tools for healthy living.

Nov
11
Thu
Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day
Veteran's Day

Thank you to all veterans for your service!

Since the Civil War, the Y has provided services to the military, and the Armed Services YMCA continues to support military members and their families.

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Nationwide Membership

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Freehold Borough Youth & Government Delegation

High School Students | This program is designed to introduce students to the operation and structure of New Jersey State Government, while providing them with an opportunity to actively learn about state issues and enhance their debating skills.

Substance Abuse Prevention

A new initiative in collaboration with New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, designed to encourage and support parents in having meaningful and effective conversations [...]

Y Stories of Impact

Has the Y had a positive impact in your life?  We want to hear your story and share it with the community!  Click here & take a moment to tell us your Y story.

Financial Assistance

The YMCA of Western Monmouth County participates in the YCares Financial Assistance Program that enables our association to offer our programs and services to all members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay our board approved fees.

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