CAUSE & MISSION
The YMCA knows collaboration is the key to achieving long-lasting social and personal transformation. Because of this, the Y’s mission is to build its community on all levels—mind, body, and soul. They collaborate with their neighbors every day to ensure that everyone has the chance to achieve their full potential. Check it out now!
Through programs that foster the principles of compassion, honesty, respect, and responsibility, they are committed to promoting the development of strong children, strong families, and strong communities. The YMCA is dedicated to assisting everyone in developing a healthy spirit, mind, and body and provides services to all consumers, regardless of age, gender, religion, or financial situation.
Strength in numbers
There is no other charity like The Y. They have the presence and alliances not just to promise but deliver good change in 10,000 areas throughout the country.
- They prioritize the community. For more than 170 years, they’ve been paying attention to and reacting to their communities.
- They assemble people. They bring together individuals of different ages and origins to fill the community’s needs gaps.
- They develop talent. They think everyone should have access to study, design, and prosper.
- They are present locally and globally. They engage neighborhood groups to contribute to long-lasting, significant change.
They’re thrilled to have you join their family, whether you decide to donate, sign up, volunteer, or share your own experiences.
A community cornerstone’s past, present, and future
The YMCA offers more than a neighborhood pool, daycare center, or gym. They work to address everyone’s wellness requirements as a caring, nonprofit community center so that they may all live healthier lives. Individuals may learn, grow, and prosper when healthy lifestyle choices, social responsibility, and youth development are encouraged.
Situated at the intersection of Lake Avenue and High Street in Metuchen, the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy opened its doors in 1921. Charles Edgar of Edgar Clay and Mineral, a local businessman, provided the first funding for the structure. Although they have evolved over the years to keep up with the trends, the love and support Mr. Edgar envisioned for their community still exists today.
Since opening that initial location in Metuchen, they’ve grown to include two more areas in Edison and South Amboy, an outdoor pool, ten daycare facilities, and ten-day camps. Your Y is now Middlesex County’s biggest supplier of childcare services, allowing children of working parents access to a secure and stimulating environment.
Each year, the Y serves over 35,000 of your friends and neighbors’ particular needs, thanks to more than 1,000 committed volunteers. Each Y is distinct, but they share one thing: their people. They combine men, women, and children with individuals like you and your family to demonstrate what you are capable of.
WORLD SERVICE Community Roots, Global Reach
Did you know that the YMCA is active in 125 nations in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia?
Along with more than 230 other YMCAs in the United States, those in Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy are dedicated to fostering relationships with their overseas counterparts.
- Heath and Fitness
- Summer swim
- Community program
- Heath and Fitness
To foster greater global understanding, the Metuchen Branch YMCA collaborates with the Y in Freeport, Bahamas, offering financial assistance, staff exchanges, and program creation. They were able to assist:
- A gym that was damaged by a storm should be painted.
- Provide swimming lessons to staff members.
- Create a camper and staff exchange program.
- All the hotels’ lifeguard instructors should be certified.
- Establish and equip a halfway home for juvenile offenders.
- Provide lane markings for the Grand Bahama YMCA swim squad.
- Grants for staff members of the YMCA of Grand Bahama to explore YMCA professional programs at Springfield College in Massachusetts
South Asians make up over 60% of the membership at the Edison Branch YMCA, so working with an Indian Y to provide everyone with an international experience made it logical. Members of the Edison Branch may take advantage of exchange activities with peers at the Bombay YMCA in Mumbai, thanks to a collaboration started by YMCA Board Member Dinesh Karnani in 2009.
GREAT SUMMER START AT THE Y!
The YMCA of MEWSA is delighted to be able to provide your kids with another summer full of fun! The Y believes that all children have immense potential and should have the chance to explore their identities and potential via the varied experiences provided by summer camp. To learn more about summer financial help.
Preschool and pre-kindergarten students may develop their potential at Junior Camp thanks to various stem- and Creative Curriculum®-based activities! Campers are presented with engaging new themes and age-appropriate activities every week. Your kids’ growing fine and gross motor abilities and social and emotional development will be strengthened by this camp in a pleasant and secure setting.
Children are grouped by age and grade in this conventional day camp, where they will learn how to make friends and explore their surroundings. Activities at camp, including art, music, nature, swimming, and athletics, are intended to develop talent, new skills, and confidence. It differs according to themes, unique activities, and events. Weekly adventure.
Enjoy yourself at a Y Specialty Camp this summer! Focusing on a single topic, activity, sport, or artistic medium. Specialty camps allow kids to fully commit to a hobby or activity they love—or try something new. Surrounded by other campers with similar pursuits, your camper will make friends, grow, and learn all summer long.
Their Travel Camp offers fantastic opportunities for campers to go on exciting adventures with professional supervision, gain independence, experience new parts of Their local tristate area, make new friends, and have A wonderful time! It’s a terrific idea to send your kid to a travel camp. This summer! Campers will enjoy a day of field trips to state parks, museums, fun centers, and other exciting locations.
LEADERS IN TRAINING (LIT)
Their Leaders in Training program leaves teens feeling fulfilled and confident with staff-led monitoring. Teens enjoy experiences that teach essential life skills, including communication, decision-making, and conflict resolution. They focus on incorporating the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into this experience and building leadership skills in a camp environment.
They look forward to working with their partner Ys in the future, discovering new people and cultures while significantly influencing the broader Y community. For more information. Call them at (732) 553-9622 or visit their website. View the next blog.