We want to support and encourage kids to make good decisions and form healthy habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle. The 7th Grade Initiative program provides opportunities for fitness and sports, as well as an opportunity to socialize with peers in a safe, supervised and conveniently located environment. This special free membership available only to 7th graders demonstrates our commitment and philosophy for a well-rounded approach to the healthy development of the whole person.
It’s Easy to Get Started
Please bring the following to the Y to
activate your membership.
1. Your school ID, roster or report card
2. A parent or guardian
3. Sign a Code of Conduct
4. Complete a few quick forms and begin your membership right away!
We demonstrate to each Seventh Grader how to use gym equipment. Demonstrations are approximately one hour long and must be scheduled in advance. Demos focus on safety and proper technique. Once all demos are completed, 7th graders will have a full access membership to the Y. There is a limit of three students per demonstration time slot at the Berkeley Heights YMCA. Only one demo per day per 7th grader.
Each month 7th graders will have a special event just for them.