7TH GRADE INITIATIVE MEMBERSHIP
The YMCA invites all 7th grade students in our service area to join us for a FREE ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP. The intention of this initiative is to promote the well being of young adolescents at a time that is most crucial to the development of choices about healthy lifestyles.
7th grade students can join any one of our 3 branches for a FREE one-year membership, all memberships expire 6/30/2010. Available at the Summit, Springfield and Berkeley Heights YMCAs.
To register, bring your school I.D. to the Y branch where you would like to partcipate. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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