Achieve announces $10K matching gift in Y Scholarship fundraising partnership

Achieve announces $10K matching gift in Y Scholarship fundraising partnership

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Achieve Foundation, in partnership with the South Orange–Maplewood School District, Parenting Center and South Mountain YMCA, is raising funds to provide equitable access to in-person educational support, child care and enrichment programming at the Y.  Designed for the SOMSD’s most under-resourced students, the scholarships offer spots in the […]

South Mountain YMCA partners with SOMSD, Achieve Foundation

South Mountain YMCA partners with SOMSD, Achieve Foundation

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA, the Achieve Foundation, the Parenting Center and the South Orange–Maplewood School District have formed a partnership to ensure that equity and opportunity continue to be hallmarks of our community. The collaboration is focused on providing financial support for child care options that include educational support […]

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The YMCA’s after-school program continues to be a place where children can remain active, learning and engaged during their time out of school — a critical time for all school-age children, especially as they continue to adjust to the many changes related to COVID-19. Each year, the Y works to provide engaging […]

Kids For Kids returns March 7

Kids For Kids returns March 7

MILLBURN, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills and many of its community nonprofit partners are joining forces to support an event that promotes volunteerism and teaches children the importance of giving back to our communities. Kids For Kids brings together local community groups and children for a morning of hands-on […]

‘The ABCs of Kindergarten’ welcome event

‘The ABCs of Kindergarten’ welcome event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District will hold an information session on “The ABCs of Kindergarten” on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Seth Boyden School, 274 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood.  This event will provide a brief overview of the kindergarten program by a panel of representatives from each of […]

S. Mtn. Y to launch its 2020 campaign

S. Mtn. Y to launch its 2020 campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA will “Light the Way” with its 2020 annual campaign kickoff on Friday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Civic House, 124 Dunnell Road in Maplewood. There will be light refreshments, along with wine and craft beer. The night will feature performances by the YMCA’s Youth […]

YMCA golf tournament marks 25 years of fundraising for children and families

YMCA golf tournament marks 25 years of fundraising for children and families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange.  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. The […]

7th annual JLOSH ‘Kids For Kids’ on March 2

MILLBURN, NJ — Community groups are joining forces for the seventh year in Millburn this March for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. “Kids For Kids,” organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, brings together local groups and children for a morning of hands-on volunteering and fun at […]

South Mountain YMCA’s Program Champions turn vision into reality

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tom Kerns witnessed the benefits of mindfulness in teenagers and wanted younger children to learn it. Looking for ways to prevent bullying, Mike Summersgill believed character development would build resilience in children. Both turned to the South Mountain YMCA to set their vision in motion. Kerns and Summersgill became the South Mountain […]

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