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Keeping Kids Safe With YMCA SPLASH

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under fourteen.1 We believe all children should know how to swim and be safe in and around water at all times. That’s especially true in New Jersey with the many lakes, rivers, oceans and reservoirs. Learning to swim is a critical safety skill for any child living near water. MORE >


Healthy U Partnership

Healthy U is a collaborative partnership between the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey with the goal of combating childhood obesity through nutrition education, physical education and family involvement. The Healthy U program uses the CATCH (coordinated approach to child health) curriculum to promote physical MORE >


Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges exceeds Annual Campaign goal

In January the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges began its Annual Campaign fundraising campaign to help provide membership and program assistance to more than 5,000 children, families and seniors. The 2014 Annual Campaign celebrated a successful campaign exceeding its $950,000 public Annual Campaign goal by more than $30,000, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the MORE >


Metro YMCA Achieves Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for the Third Year

On December 1, 2013 Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for the third year in a row. The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, is given to nonprofits that practice exceptional fiscal responsibility and governance in fulfilling their mission. "We are honored to receive Charity MORE >


YMCA Honored for New Jersey Citizenship Award

The Rotary Club of Livingston Foundation celebrated both organizational and personal contributions to the local community through service and citizenship at their annual dinner. Rotary leadership presented the Annual New Jersey Citizenship Award to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges and recognized Michael and Peter Schofel of the Eastman Companies with MORE >


Metro YMCA Honored Volunteers, Staff Who Shined in 2013

South Mountain YMCA Named 2013 Branch of the Year Developing strong community collaborations amplified the South Mountain YMCA’s efforts to fulfill its mission, earning it top recognition among the six branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges. The naming of the South Mountain YMCA as 2013 Branch of the Year was one of 10 awards Metro YMCA MORE >


Community Makes the Y Stronger

While our mission is clearly to make the community stronger through our three areas of focus, there was a remarkable event in our East Orange Branch last week…The community made the Y stronger. The 60 Children in the Abbot Pre-school program and over 150 children in the SACC program receive federally subsidized meals through the City of East Orange, MORE >


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