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YMCA to Provide Before and After School Care in Stillwater

The Sussex County YMCA plans to partner with Stillwater Township School to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 21, 2019

Financial Assistance

YMCA's Financial Assistance Program Helps Family During Difficult Time

The YMCA's Financial Assistance Program is designed to help families who need extra support affording child care, camp or memberships at the Y.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 21, 2019

Youth Programs

5 Mental Health Benefits of Youth Sports

Playing sports has numerous benefits to a child’s physical well-being, but did you also know that sports can impact their mind?

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 20, 2019

Child Care

YMCA to Provide Before and After School Care in Andover

The Sussex County YMCA plans to partner with the Andover Regional School District to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 15, 2019

Youth Programs

When Should My Child Play Sports?

If your son or daughter has shown interest in sports, how do you know if they’re ready to play?

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 13, 2019

Child Care

YMCA To Offer Before and After Care in Ogdensburg

“We are thrilled to be able to extend our before and after-school program to Ogdensburg and offer children in the community a safe place to continue learning, stay active, and become motivated to reach their potential,” said Rob Wiggins, district executive director at the Sussex County YMCA. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 12, 2019

Child Care

Tips For A Stress-Free School Year

Here are some tips to help you ease back into a new school year and routine, including strategies from the educational nonprofit, GreatSchools.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 08, 2019

Aquatics

Water Safety Expert Plunges Intro Top Aquatics Post at the Wayne YMCA

Water safety expert Sam Hassan, an EMT, risk, health and safety specialist with area EMS squads and Red Cross lifeguard instructor, was named the Wayne YMCA's aquatics director in July. 

By: News and blog | Aug 08, 2019

Healthy Living

How To Create A Routine and Stick To It

In today’s busy world, routines can help families who are juggling work, school, after-school activities and the needs at home. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 08, 2019

News

YMCA Peanut Shell recognized by Grow NJ Kids for quality child care program

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The YMCA Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center, which provides child care and education programs for infants and children six weeks to 5 years old in Livingston, NJ, received a 3-star rating for their successful completion of ...

By: News and blog | Aug 02, 2019

News

YMCA To Offer Before and After School Care in Sparta

The Sussex County YMCA will offer its before and after school programs at Sparta Public School students beginning this fall.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 01, 2019

Healthy Living

Want To Eat More Healthy? 10 Ideas To Start

Here are some ways to start making better food choices, with tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 30, 2019

Leadership

Advertising Exec Shares Expertise as New Member of Metro YMCA’s Leadership Board

Erica Yahr joined Teach for America fresh out of college in 1992, assigned to teach math at an inner-city high school in New Orleans. On her first day the psychology major walked into a classroom “with 33 ninth graders, 30 seats, and 28 ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

Leadership

Owner of Specialty HR Firm Takes the Plunge to Join Metro YMCA Volunteer Leadership Board

Jennifer L’Estrange’s sons first stepped foot on U.S. soil in 2013. They were born in Switzerland, where L’Estrange has dual citizenship, and spent two years in Australia, their father’s home country. When they moved to New ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

Leadership

Livingston Native Who Overcame Adversities Joins Metro YMCA’s Leadership Board

From the depths of tragedy, Mario Arace learned to embrace the good in life. At age 16 in 1982, Arace was badly injured in a car crash that claimed his older brother, Andrew, a Livingston High School linebacker. When his father died 12 years ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019