Bright Futures Await Our Y Achievers Graduates!

When a high school teacher tells you, “Our teens are broken”, you respond with programs that aim to empower every at-risk child to reach boldly toward their dreams. The Y’s Arts & Outreach team serves thousands of teens through enrichment programs that give kids self-esteem, prepares them for college, engages them in civic and social

Healing Community | Traumatic Loss Coalition

The loss of a loved one is tragic, and even more so when traumatic loss impacts children. In 2017, the Traumatic Loss Coalition coordinated by the Y’s Counseling & Social Services branch provided 24 direct responses to school districts throughout Monmouth County, including 338 service hours of trauma support for sudden deaths and suicides. School

Cultivating Super Powers | A Very Special Prom

The Y helps all achieve to the best of their ability, and our special populations are no exception. The Y’s Bayshore Family Success Center opened our doors to a very special prom night in partnership with Our Special Place and Parents of Special People. Teens with special needs were treated to a Hollywood-style dance party,

Stronger Every Day | Mari’s Story

Seven years ago Mari made an early entrance into this world! Once we got her plumped up and healthy I started taking her to swim lessons at The Y in Red Bank where we live. She was 8 months old and I didn’t know it at the time, but it was the best thing I

There’s a Hero in All of Us | Eric’s Story

The Y is here for ALL. But we felt that children in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities were missing out on enriching summer camp experiences. So we put our thinking “capes” on and came to the rescue. Camp Zehnder has partnered with the Family Resource Network, a leading provider of family support services

The Power of a Caring Hand | Teddy’s Story

“When everyone else turned me away, I found the YMCA. They have made me a better person inside and out.” Teddy, a single father, and his 6 year-old daughter Shannon were alone and struggling badly, with no financial or emotional support. Through community-based resources at the Y’s Bayshore Family Success Center and the commitment of