Welcome to the Y.
We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
As the largest association of YMCAs in the State of New Jersey, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has an amazing opportunity to enrich the lives of thousands of children, families and individuals through programs that build spirit, mind and body. Our six YMCA branches offer a diverse and unique array of programs for people of all ages including child care, summer camps, wellness, aquatics and before and after school programs just to name a few.
At the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, we pride ourselves on ensuring that no one is ever turned away from one of our programs because they can not afford to participate. We accomplish this goal through the annual Strong Kids Campaign. Each year contributions made to the Strong Kids Campaign go directly to provide program support and financial assistance to deserving individuals, families and children in our YMCA’s service area. We urge you to help support this worthy cause and consider making a donation to this year’s Strong Kids Campaign.
Our Cause Defines Us
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Our Strength is in Community
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
- The Y is community centered. For over 150 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
- The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
- The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
- The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
Our Impact is Felt Every Day
With a mission to strengthen the whole community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs and services that build a healthy spirit, mind and body, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.