Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

YMCA goes where no man has gone before with campaign

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It is that time of year again: the South Mountain YMCA’s annual fundraiser! This year’s theme is space and the Y hopes to raise $165,000 by year’s end to support its many programs and events. The South Mountain YMCA is one of six Y branches that make up the Metro YMCA of […]

Residents invited to register for Metro YMCA’s 22nd annual golf tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To help neighbors in need, all local residents are invited to register for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 22nd annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 19. Admission is charged and includes the full day of golf and all evening activities. Proceeds from the event at the picturesque Montclair Golf Club […]

South Mountain YMCA offers free memberships to middle schoolers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Expanding on its successful free membership program for seventh-graders, the South Mountain YMCA will offer free memberships to sixth- and eighth-graders too starting in September. “A Y membership fosters resiliency and a sense of belonging in middle schoolers, and encourages them to build their bodies and minds, developing healthy habits for a […]

SOMS brings Wellness Extravaganza to community

SOMS brings Wellness Extravaganza to community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Back by popular demand, the Wellness Extravaganza held last year by South Orange Middle School returned with new vendors and new entertainment as students, parents, faculty and community members gathered in various parts of the school Thursday, May 12, for the main event, which featured booths from various health and wellness […]

Y hosts Healthy Kids Day in Memorial Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Families are invited to Memorial Park on April 30 to celebrate the South Mountain YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, a free, fun-packed event to thwart the summer slide. From noon to 3 p.m., children can enjoy a giant challenge inflatable, a 50-foot climbing tower, a Spider-Man healthy lifestyle assembly, and camp games in […]

Girl Scouts donate cookie sales to YMCA

Local Brownie troop gives 10 percent of money raised in cookie drive to Y to give back to town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of Brownie Troop 20874 had a two-fold lesson with this season’s Girl Scout cookie sale campaign: financial literacy and the importance of giving back. The troop donated 10 percent of its cookie sales, a total of $200, to the South Mountain YWCA as their charity of choice in an April […]