Calling All 7th Graders: Free, Limited Membership
Friday, August 16, 2013 • 2:46pm
The Madison Area YMCA is calling all 7th grade students who live or attend school in the Madison Area YMCA’s service area for its free 7th Grade membership.
The Madison Area YMCA joins Ys around the state in offering the 7th Grade Initiative that includes free limited membership and special programs such as Teen Scene, Teen Leaders Club and Chess Club. The program provides an opportunity to participate in fun activities and events that promote healthy lifestyles, teamwork and leadership skills. The membership also includes an orientation to the Fitness Center and FitLinxx.
Service areas include Madison, Chatham, Convent Station, East Hanover, Florham Park, Gillette, Green Village, Harding Township, Millington, New Vernon and Stirling. Schools in our service area include: Chatham Middle School, Chatham Day School, St. Patrick School (Chatham) Madison Junior School, St. Vincent Martyr School (Madison), Ridgedale Middle School, Holy Family School (Florham Park), Harding Middle School, East Hanover Middle School, St. Rose of Lima Academy (East Hanover), Central School (Stirling), and St. Vincent de Paul School (Stirling).
The Boszhardt Family Teen Center, located in the Family Center at 111 Kings Road, offers supervised space for teens and preteens to do homework and visit with friends on comfortable couches. Teens also have access to computers, a vintage pinball machine, Wii, X-Box 360, Air hockey and Foosball.
Teen Scene is an amazing place to be on Friday nights from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Supervised by the Y’s teen staff, 6th – 8th graders can take part in activities including movies, full use of the Boszhardt Family Teen Center, swimming and games. A parent waiver is required for participation.
Teen Leaders Club is a national teen program that promotes the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The club brings together teens for peer leadership training, community service projects and other activities such as trips, rallies and special events. Teen Leaders Club develops solid character in each individual and creates a supportive community environment, inclusive of all people.
To register: Parent or guardian must be present to complete registration. Students must show a report card showing completion of 6th Grade or current 7th Grade enrollment or school ID. Proof of residency or enrollment in service area school required (driver’s license, household bill or report card with school address).
The 7th Grade Initiative runs from September 9 through June 24. Registration for the program is ongoing throughout the year. For more information, contact Member Services at 973-822-(YMCA) 9622.