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.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING AVAILABLE TO ALL!
Social Responsibility is one of the core values of the YMCA of Montclair. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches ways to eliminate the stigmas associated with mental health. Participants will also learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones including family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and many others. MHFA improves the public’s understanding of mental health and connects people with care for their unique situations. Fee includes class materials, a light snack and a certificate upon completion of the 8-hour course. Registration is required not less than 4 days in advance of course date. Space is limited; minimum registration of 8 participants is required to offer the course on either date.
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.