Wayne YMCA

Middle School Initiative

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PURPOSE

The Wayne YMCA 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 young adults.

HOW TO JOIN

  1. You must be present and bring a school ID, roster, report card and a parent or guardian to the Wayne YMCA.
  2. Parents complete required membership paperwork and sign form.
  3. Both parents and students must attend a Y orientation in order to begin the membership. (see dates & times below)
  • Membership begins September 16, 2019 and runs through June 19, 2020. Middle School members for 2019-2020 must join by December 13, 2019.
  • Middle School members must attend a fitness orientation prior to using the Wellness Center. Visit the Wellness Center to schedule.
  • All returning Middle School participants should register at the Welcome Center for the 2019-2020 school year and attend orientation with a parent.
  • Orientation is required.

ORIENTATION DATES

All dates are Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm

September 13
September 27
October 11
October 25
November 15
December 13

WHAT DOES THE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

Membership includes use of the pool, gymnasium, organized group activities, sports classes, and homework assistance

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Monday-Friday, 4-6pm
Middle School Initiative specialty classes will be offered:  STEM, Art, Fitness Classes, and Sports

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL FITNESS

Tuesday & Thursday, 4–6pm
Middle School members will have access to optional fitness classes (dates subject to change).

LEADER'S CLUB

Leader's Club is a year-long, Y based leadership development program for middle school and high school teens with direction from YMCA staff advisers. Through Leaders Clubs, teens receive extensive leadership training and engage in a variety of volunteer opportunities that support both Y programs and the community.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHTS

The entire family has guest access to our facility, services and programs. Visit the Welcome Center for schedules and additional information.  Click here for a flyer with more details!

QUESTIONS?

Contact Lisa Sheafer at 973-595-0100.