With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, membership in the Y brings about meaningful change. From teaching thousands of our youth to swim, to making a difference in our local community’s health, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is proud to serve our members and community.

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

Bright Futures Await Our Y Achievers Graduates!

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 [...]

Healing Community | Traumatic Loss Coalition

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 [...]

Cultivating Super Powers | A Very Special Prom

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 [...]

Stronger Every Day | Mari’s Story

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. [...]

There’s a Hero in All of Us | Eric’s Story

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 [...]

The Power of a Caring Hand | Teddy’s Story

“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, [...]

Send Us Your Y Story

Story Submission Terms & Conditions:
By submitting my Y Story submission (“Story”), I hereby give the YMCA of Western Monmouth County and its affiliates permission, at no charge, to use my Story, including any and all text, photographs, and other content, in any medium for any purpose consistent with the YMCA’s charitable mission. Further, I represent and warrant that my Story is true and correct, that I have obtained sufficient releases from all persons whose name, portrait, or picture is featured in any text or images in my Story, and that my Story does not infringe or otherwise violate the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or publicity rights of any other person. I represent that I am over the age of eighteen (18) or that I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor child(ren) submitting this Story and that I have read the foregoing and fully understand its contents. The YMCA of Western Monmouth County is committed to protecting your privacy and will not disclose your information to any third party without consent.

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