The Summit Area YMCA in partnership with Eleven+ is offering two Diversity Scholarship opportunities this summer to qualified candidates!
Recipients will complete either our Lifeguard Certification Training Course or join our Leaders in Training program for two weeks of their choice this summer! The scholarships ar open to minority high school students residing in the Summit Area YMCA service area, which includes Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Applications are open now through May 21 -- find details below.
Eleven+ levels the playing field for underrepresented young adults to break the cycle of social and economic inequality that exists in our communities by facilitating access to formative work experience for students and helping nonprofit organizations tap into a pool of promising young talent. Learn more at www.eleven-plus.org.
Gain the skills and knowledge to save lives and perform water rescues. Course curriculum includes classroom work, practical skills in the water and on land, and two final written exams. Participants who successfully complete the course receive certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer which is valid for 2 years. Lifeguards are always in demand. You can earn money seasonally and year-round with a lifeguarding job.
Courses are available outdoors at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA in June, July, and August. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age before or on the final scheduled lesson of this course in order to be eligible, must be able to swim and pass the lifeguard swim test.
Leaders in Training (LIT) is a great program for teens to develop leadership skills, learn how to work with children of all ages, and have fun at the same time. LITs receive weekly leadership lectures, practical skills training and performance evaluations. LITs accompany Summit Area YMCA Camps on weekly trips and gain opportunities to become future Summer Camp Counselors.
Leaders in Training Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday at the Watchung Reservation. Availability to choose weeks in June, July, and August. Applicants must be between the ages of 14-16.
The Eleven+ Diversity Scholarship is eligible to minority high school students residing in the Summit Area YMCA service area of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Aiming to broaden the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the non-profit sector, Eleven+ works to break the cycle of social and economic inequality that exists in our communities. This opportunity offers two students a scholarship for a Summit Area YMCA Lifeguard Certification Course or two weeks of Leaders in Training Summer Camp.
Applications are open now through May 21.
If you missed out on this scholarship there are still opportunities for you. As a nonprofit, the Summit Area YMCA is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals and families in our community. We do so by offering financial assistance to those with demonstrated need so that they may enjoy all the Y has to offer, regardless of their ability to pay. This helps us ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Families with low or moderate household income or those who are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply. Applicants must live or work in the Summit Area YMCA service area which includes Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Financial assistance can be used for membership, childcare, summer camp, enrichment, sports programs and more where additional fees apply, such as soccer and swimming lessons.
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve over 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.