The Summit YMCA is hosting the annual Deep Freeze Swim Meet this Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5. As a result the pools & gymnasium will be closed. Parking around the Y will be available but limited. Members may/ visit the Berkeley Heights YMCA or other local YMCAs as part of their nationwide membership benefit.
Now introducing STEMNASIUM SATURDAY'S, for ethnic minority students ages 11-14, this fall at the Summit YMCA.
STEMNASIUM, hosted in partnership with the Summit Area YMCA, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Purdue University and STEMNASIUM™ LEARNING LABS is a project-based, adaptive learning program with built-in key reading, math and science rigor that goes beyond playing with computer games, putting small blocks together and tutoring. Instead, students actively develop critical thinking skills while progressing through our carefully crafted curriculum as they learn complex engineering, technology, science and math concepts. Through the natural process of inquiry over the program, students emerge as thought leaders and innovators while coding and programming mobile apps, producing and editing short documentaries, designing and building artificially intelligent robots and piloting and testing drones and underwater robots. Students are challenged to find solutions to real-world programs as they are guided towards STEM and STEAM careers that in most cases do not yet exist.
9/24 - 12/17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
STEM is a language and what we know about language is when you expose a child to that language early, you increase their chances of being successfully fluent at that language. All students have a natural curiosity to explore, challenge and discover new ways of doing things. Through STEMNASIUM LEARNING LABS we are building on this notation providing students who may be a member of a group who is underrepresented in engineering and science the opportunity to discover and unlock their STEM and computer science SUPER POWERS!
Acceptance into the STEMNASIUM SATURDAY'S program is for eligible ethnic minority students ages 11-14, who reside in the Summit Area YMCA service area of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit and have a stressed financial need.
Registration ends September 21.
For specific information on available teen programs, registration or to learn how you can get involved, complete the form below or contact:
Senior Youth & Teen Coordinator
The Summit Area YMCA builds stronger communities with programs and services that help all individuals learn, grow, and thrive in a welcoming, inclusive environment. In fact, the Y offers activities and programs for everyone -- every day! Find the program that’s right for you by browsing our Program Guide or All Programs page.
As a nonprofit, the Summit Area YMCA is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals and families in our community. We do so by working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive and enjoy all the Y has to offer. Each year, we serve more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services, through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners. 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, child care, summer camp, enrichment and sports programs where additional fees apply, such as soccer and swimming lessons.