From our very beginning, 145 years ago when we opened our doors in downtown Red Bank, the Y has been committed to helping individuals and families grow in spirit, mind and body. We are proud of our long-standing collaboration with leaders in Red Bank to strengthen the community through programs that enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college and employment, offer ways for families to have fun together, encourage service to others and empower all people to be healthier.

Here for All.

The Y is here for all. We believe everyone deserves opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. Through public support including charitable donations and special events, children and families in need throughout Monmouth County are provided access to swim and water safety, child care, summer camp experiences for all abilities, health and wellness, chronic disease and cancer support, year-round tutoring, pathways to college for at-risk youth, therapeutic counseling, suicide prevention, traumatic loss support, and other programs that respond to today’s most critical social issues.

We welcome visitors to connect with us to learn more about how lives are transformed at the Y. For more information call 732-741-2504, ext. 239 or e-mail membership@cymca.org.

 

Giving Back

Through support from the public and private donors, we are able to serve more people and deliver our cause to strengthen Red Bank, and our greater community.

In 2018, the Y provided $925,000 in financial assistance and program subsidies to approximately 3,000 children and families in need throughout Monmouth County. Dedicated to the well-being of all Red Bank children and families, the Y was able to provide:

  • $44,450 in program scholarships to keep kids active
  • $9,350 to share water safety and swim lessons with all 3rd graders
  • $13,000 for summer camp scholarships to prevent the summer slide,
  • Plus Safety Around Water week and other community support

 

For Youth Development

3rd Grade Swim Lessons – Since it’s start in 2011 this program has helped 1,144 children learn how to be safe in and around water. This annual series of swim lessons is offered to 3rd grade Red Bank students free of charge at the YMCA including transportation.

Red Bank Preschool – The Y partners with the Red Bank Borough Public School District to grow young learners, currently serving 75 Red Bank preschool students.

Red Bank Healthy Kids – Children in grades K-8 are encouraged to stay active, socialize with peers and develop healthy habits by spending time at the Y through supervised play and recreation.

Counseling & Social Services – School-based clinical counseling and mental health support for the changing needs of Red Bank children and families

Healthy Kids Day – Our Annual April festival in Red Bank and other locations is a free community event showcasing health and wellness programs to awaken summer imagination and inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active now and through the summer.

 

For Healthy Living

Safety Around Water Week – Targeting at-risk youth, this week-long program is designed to reduce the risk of drowning through affordable swim and water safety instruction in Red Bank. It’s offered every June to community members, from infants to adults.

LIVESTRONG – Cancer survivors regain their health and develop new friendships in our free 12-week, small-group exercise program that focuses on strength building, peer support and mindfulness.

Fitness in the Park – In partnership with the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign to improve the health of employees and residents and promote a healthier community, the Y hosts free weekly group exercise program June-September on Wednesday evenings at Riverside Gardens Park in downtown Red Bank.

The Y is Free & Open on select holidays for all community members to enjoy fitness and family time together.

 

For Social Responsibility

No one is turned away for the inability to pay. Financial Assistance is available on a needs-basis and with a process that’s fast, simple and tailored for the unique concerns of all Red Bank families. See our traditional and express scholarship applications in English and Spanish.

Our national Togetherhood initiative encourages Y members to give back and support our neighbors through community service projects like winter coat collections, holiday gifts, back-to-school drives, and more. We thank our volunteers and welcome participation in upcoming projects. Learn more by contacting redbank@ymcanj.org.

Community Health Fair – Each May, the Y partners with other local health and wellness organizations including Lunch Break, VNA, Hackensack Meridian Health, Mental Health Association of Monmouth County to share nutrition and free health resources, screenings, giveaways and refreshments with the greater Red Bank community.

 

Here for Good.

We are dedicated to helping everyone reach their full potential. The Community YMCA and YMCA of Western Monmouth County merged together and became the new YMCA of Greater Monmouth County on September 1, 2019. We now serve over 36,000 people throughout greater Monmouth County in 11 service areas including: 2 camps, 2 childcare sites, 2 counseling offices, 2 family success centers and 3 membership branches in Red Bank, Freehold and Old Bridge. Learn more about our Y’s impact and mission to strengthen community at www.ymcanj.org/strongertogether.