At the YMCA of Montclair, we are committed to providing support and resources to the community. Some of our initiatives serve a unique focus or group of people and some happen outside of the walls of our Y. We are proud to make a positive impact upon youth, families and adults in our community through these initiatives.
Our service area includes Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona and West Milford.
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We’re committed to helping everyone achieve their potential. Financial assistance is available for those needing help paying for the cost of a YMCA program or membership.
To apply for financial assistance, please download an application or ask for a confidential scholarship application from one of our Member Services representatives. All members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of scholarship assistance.
Financial assistance is available to anyone based on family income, number of household members and the availability of Y funds. It’s provided on a first come, first served basis. To receive financial assistance you must reside in our service area (Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona and West Milford).
Financial assistance is supported in part through contributions to the Annual Campaign.
Learn more about how you can support the YMCA of Montclair’s Annual Campaign through a gift »
This annual meeting of the YMCA of Montclair Board is open to the public. It recaps the work of the Y in the community over the previous year, and provides plans for future goals.
Each holiday season, our Y helps to fill a need in the community by hosting a Holiday Giving Tree. To support the Holiday Giving Tree, community members fulfill the wishes of families in need by providing clothing, household items or toys.
The YMCA of Montclair has partnered with Laptop Upcycle to close the achievement gap, the technology gap and the excuses gap. Members and community are encouraged to donate unwanted, working laptops that will be refurbished and donated to deserving youth and teens. Any donations or inquiries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-415-6102.
We hold a weekly food drive for the Salvation Army Montclair Citadel. To donate, simply bring any non-perishable food items to the Park Street Branch. We have drop off bins for your contributions in the Lower Lobby.
This is a FREE water safety program that the YMCA of Montclair offers each spring to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. Learning water safety and swimming skills helps participants to be safe in and around water. This builds self-confidence and self-esteem, which carries over into other parts of life.
Our Y collects toys for tots during the holidays. The program’s goal is to deliver, through a new toy at the holidays, a message of hope to less fortunate children. To contribute, community members can drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the lobby of our Park Street Branch during the month of December.
Our volunteers assist individual and small groups of children at the Montclair Community Pre-K with reading and other enrichment activities for 1 hour per week, two times a month.
Resolve to get involved! The Y knows the many accomplishments we strive for would not be possible without volunteers. We are looking for Members to sign on to help other Members within the four walls of the Y. Be a fitness friend to someone in youth or adult classes, become a buddy to someone who needs one-on-one support, volunteer by coaching, teaching a class in the Senior Center, or use your skills in math or homework tutoring. We are confident that there is a need that will fit your interests and talents with long and short term requirements to meet your schedule. Ongoing volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Students who need service learning hours under the age of 16 might be accepted on a case by case basis if there is a need that fits their hours of availability. Download our Volunteer Application. For more information, contact Kimberley Griffiths 973-415-6102 email@example.com.