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Marking 20 years, Metro YMCA’s golf outing has raised $1.4 million to provide Y services to children, seniors and families in need

More than 150 golfers, guests and volunteers enjoyed daylong festivities and raised $115,000 at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 20th annual Kids Care Club Golf Outing, held September 15.


2,200 YMCA kids simultaneously take the 'Big Cruch' into apples

More than 2,200 children in the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges after-school programs who crunched into sweet apples simultaneously at the Big Apple Crunch on Oct. 24 to celebrate Food Day 2014. The children and staff recommitted themselves to healthy habits they’ve learned through the Healthy U initiative. Healthy U is a program created in 2008 by MORE >

Seniors Exercise for Better Balance

Jackie Bauer exercising at the West Essex YMCA. Eight years after fracturing her hip in a fall, Jackie Bauer still feels uneasy getting around even though she is an active senior. “Once you fall, a danger sign goes up. I’m still a little nervous about certain movements. It took away my confidence,’’ said the 76-year-old MORE >

Wayne YMCA Welcomes New Leader

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has named longtime Y leader Justin Ihne the executive director of the Wayne YMCA. “The Wayne YMCA is impacting the community is so many positive ways and it’s exciting for me to be a part of that momentum,” said Ihne, who most recently served as CEO of the Northern Berkshire YMCA in Massachusetts. MORE >

Longtime Wayne YMCA Staffer Promoted to Associate Executive Director

Joyce Goldberg Fein, a veteran of the Wayne YMCA leadership team, has been promoted to the organization’s second-in-command. “My goal is to continue creating a cohesive staff team and educating the community about the benefits of the Y and what we do to strengthen the community,’’ said Fein, named associate executive director last MORE >

Metro Y Assigns Full-Time Leader to Child Safety

Building on its commitment to protect children, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has appointed a full-time child safety director to oversee efforts at its six branches. “Safety of children is at the core of the organization’s culture and is our number one priority at the Y,’’ said Maureen Simons, who took the new position last MORE >

South Mountain Y Director wins Program Leadership Award

Adrienne Mtume has spent her life collecting artwork and stories of the people and cultures she’s encountered while traveling the world. In 2012, Mtume created the Global Arts summer camp at the South Mountain YMCA to share those experiences with young children and open their eyes to cultures far beyond the boundaries of Maplewood and South 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 >

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