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Wayne YMCA’s Nationwide Search for Aquatics Director Nets Local Man

Ben Mihalko began swimming for ‘something to do’ in his sleepy hometown outside Pittsburgh, and by age 9 he was doing it competitively at his local YMCA. “The YMCA gave me a love for swimming,’’ said Mihalko, who will join the Wayne YMCA on Jan. 11 as its aquatics director. “Ben comes to us with a wealth of experience MORE >

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Kicks off 5 Days of Action for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

One in ten people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs across New Jersey to promote the awareness MORE >

Athletes Instill a Love of Sports in Children

Basketball and soccer players and coaches from colleges and sports organizations ran drills and played with children in preschool and after-school programs run by the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges to inspire their passion for playing sports The East Orange YMCA, the Sussex County YMCA, the Wayne YMCA, the West Essex YMCA and the South Mountain YMCA MORE >

Maplewood Native Promoted to Promote Metro YMCA

A Maplewood native has been named associate director of marketing of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey. Matthew Becht, who joined the Metro YMCA in 2012 as marketing specialist, “uses his creative talents to advance the Y’s six branches and promote the organization as it takes on new MORE >

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