West Essex YMCA

FREE! Middle School Membership

 

Middle School Membership Brochure

PURPOSE

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is pleased to offer 6th, 7th and 8th grade students a free membership to support and encourage youth to live healthy lifestyles and make responsible choices.

WHY MIDDLE SCHOOLERS?

 Research shows that middle school is a critical time in a young person’s life when exposure to risk factors greatly increases. Risk factors are conditions or influences that have been shown to increase the likelihood for unhealthy behaviors including substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school drop-out and violence. It is also during the early teen years that youth begin to distance themselves from family and positive support systems.

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower youth to reach their personal potential. We also provide youth with the knowledge, skills, character and passion to be more active in the community as adults.

HOW TO JOIN

  1. You must be present and bring a school ID, roster, report card and a parent or guardian to the West Essex YMCA.
  2. Parents complete required membership paperwork and sign form.
  3. Middle School member may begin using membership right away.


Membership activates September 1, 2017 and runs through June 30, 2018.

Middle School members must attend a fitness orientation prior to using the Wellness Center. Visit the Wellness Center to schedule.

WHAT DOES THE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

Membership includes use of the Fitness Center, pool, gymnasium, and one free class per session (see list of optional classes).

GYM & POOL HOURS

Hours vary by day. Please check our schedules at westessexymca.org for gym and pool hours.

FREE CLASSES INCLUDED
WITH MEMBERSHIP

(subject to change based on community needs)

LEADER'S CLUB

Leader’s Club provides young people with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others, and social development. Participants and work closely with their peers and staff on skill and character building activities, as well as on planning and organizing club projects. All programs provide a safe haven for young people to become confident and competent adults with a sense of belonging in their community, and promote and enhance the personal growth and social skills of young people in order to develop leaders who will be a positive force in their community.

TEEN FITNESS

Fitness activities in a group setting that encourage teamwork, commitment, and healthy lifestyle. Trainers will work with you to achieve your individual goals with careful attention to limitations of the adolescent body.
6th Grade – Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
6th-8th Grade – Empower Class
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm

Empower is a kickboxing fitness class that we offer for our teens. The Empower Program focuses on helping middle schoolers and teens build self-confidence and important life skills.
8th Grade – Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Lisa Sheafer at 973 992 7500 or Lsheafer@metroymas.org.