7TH GRADE INITIATIVE MEMBERSHIP
We want to support and encourage kids to make good decisions and form healthy habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle. This program provides opportunities for fitness 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. Signed Code of Conduct.
4. Complete a few quick forms and begin your membership right away!
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We show each 7th Grader how to use the fitness equipment. Demonstrations are approximately one hour long, and are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, September through June. Parents or students must sign up in advance. Demos focus on safety and proper technique. Once all demos are completed, 7th graders will have a full access membership to the Berkeley Heights YMCA (with the exception of spin classes). There is a limit of three students per demonstration time slot. Only one demo per day per 7th grader.
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF NJ EAST
The Summit Y and Girls on the Run of NJ East are partnering to bring a quality program for girls. Volunteer Coaches are needed for a successful program.
Volunteer Coach committment is just 1 1/2 hours 2 times a week. Full coach training provided, starting mid August 2010. Program runs from mid-September to mid-November at sites in the Summit area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Girls on the Run NJ is a life-changing learning program. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
The Girls on the Run objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, as well as fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice.
The Girls on the Run approach encourages its participants to talk with their parents/caretakers, with their same-sex peers, and within themselves. The program teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal character development skills.
Each meeting begins with a getting-on-board and a warm-up activity that brings the girls' focus onto the day's topic. The warm-up is followed by a stretching routine that allows for a topic-related question and answer time. Then, during the workout period, the girls participate in a variety of running activities that are camouflaged in a game or a team goal. Afterwards, cool-down stretching is then combined with participant asked and answered questions. Each session closes with positive words from the girls' coach regarding individual and group behaviors.
Girls on the Run of NJ East
PO BOX 896
Milburn, NJ 07041