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7th Grade Initiative Program

FREE Memberships For 7th Graders In Our Service Area

Why the 7th Grade Initiative Matters

The YMCA knows that as kids face adolescence’s challenges, they are more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family and to experiment with unhealthy behaviors. The 7th Grade Initiative offers an alternative where they can make new friends, discover their passions and develop a healthy lifestyle. We believe it’s crucial to set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle at a young age.

Student must attend school in Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona and West Milford.

Orientation is required for student and a parent/guardian. Space is limited. Only 7th graders and adult should attend.  After the posted orientation dates have passed, if there is still space in the program, we will plan for small group orientations. Participation in the program gives 7th graders a youth membership (or teen if they are 13) from October until Aug. 31, 2020.

SAT. SEP 7  7:15-8:15pm
MON. SEP 9  6:30-7:30pm
THU. SEP 12  6:30-7:30pm
SAT. SEP 14  7:15-8:15pm

Student and Parent are required to attend together.

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Location: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Maps & Directions