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Youth Development

Cyberbullying: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Do you know what your child is doing online - more specifically, their online conversations and what they post on social media? 

By: Joyce Fein | Sep 30, 2019


South Mountain YMCA Awarded Character Development Grant

The South Mountain YMCA will use a $15,000 grant to more deeply integrate character development and social-emotional learning practices into its program.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 27, 2019

Youth Development

Everyday Ways to Boost a Child's Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is important in building a child’s confidence, body image and identity. Here are some ways to build your child’s self-esteem on a daily basis.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 27, 2019

Financial Assistance

YMCA Assists Family in Providing Social Experiences for Son

Through the YMCA's financial assistance program, the Ghiassi family was able to afford child care for their son Danial at Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center, and a YMCA membership.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 25, 2019


New Fairview Lake YMCA Executive Director Ready to Move Camp Forward

To Fairview Lake YMCA Camps’ newest executive director, Marc Koch, working at camp is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 20, 2019


How Regular Exercise Benefits Seniors

For seniors, regular physical activity is especially important as certain muscles and organs begin to weaken later in life, increasing the risk for injuries and compromising the ability to live independently.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 20, 2019


Starting Swim Lessons at the Y: 3 Things to Know

The YMCA has more than 110 years of experience teaching people to swim, and offers instruction for both children and adults. Swimmers learn skills that will make them more confident around water, while also having fun.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 18, 2019

Our Cause

Here's How the YMCA is Welcoming

Here’s a look at how the YMCA works year-round to make sure that everyone, regardless of background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 13, 2019

Social Responsibility

A Neighborly Rehabilitation/Longterm Care Center Named West Essex YMCA Program Champion

Inglemoor joined a growing list of West Essex YMCA Program Champions — businesses, organizations and individuals who have made a multi-year commitment to support an initiative of their choosing. 

By: News and blog | Sep 10, 2019

Child Care

How to Pack Healthy and Affordable Lunches for Kids

Healthy eating habits can help prevent childhood obesity, and provide kids with the nutrients they need for their growth and development. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 06, 2019

Child Care

YMCA to Provide After School Care in Hamburg

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

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 03, 2019

Child Care

YMCA to Provide Before and After School Care in Hampton Township

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

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 29, 2019


Annual YMCA Golf Tournament Marks 25 Years of Fundraising for Children and Families

This year’s event is expected to be the largest in the tournament’s 25-year history, with more than 170 golfers signed up to play on the award-winning course at the Montclair Golf Club. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 28, 2019

Child Care

Tips for a Healthy Bedtime Routine

Establishing a daily bedtime routine can help ensure children are getting the sleep they need.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 28, 2019

Social Responsibility

Summer Experiences at the YMCA Bridge Cultures

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is giving youth from other countries a taste of American life and camp, while providing opportunities for local campers and YMCA members to learn about other cultures.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 22, 2019