South Mountain YMCA’s Stoddard honored

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Mountain YMCA Associate Executive Director Eric Stoddard drove many of the Y’s ambitious efforts in 2016. Enrollment in camp and after-school care soared. The Y launched a range of new offerings and expanded into new spaces. Two major events, the Y’s Healthy Kids Day and the Memorial Day duck race, broke […]

South Mountain YMCA named Branch of the Year by state’s largest association of YMCAs

South Mountain YMCA named Branch of the Year by state’s largest association of YMCAs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Mountain YMCA had a banner 2016, boosting enrollment in child care and summer camps, exceeding expectations for the annual Memorial Day duck race in Maplewood, and extending its reach far beyond its walls. “South Mountain YMCA is a powerhouse, creating innovative opportunities across Maplewood and South Orange for children, families and […]

South Mountain YMCA hits fundraising goal

South Mountain YMCA hits fundraising goal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA hits its fundraising goal of $115,000 during its friends and family phase of the 2017 annual support campaign. On March 6, the Y celebrated reaching $115,889 and stayed with the campaign’s theme of outer space. Now entering the next phase of its mission, the South Mountain Y hopes […]

Register for SOMAS children’s summer program

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School children’s summer program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes — there are five periods in a day — and the day can be as long or short as they like. This […]

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 […]