Teens at the Y

 


In part of our commitment to Youth Development, the Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of educational enrichment programs, engaging athletic activities, social events, and more to assist teens (grades 6-12) in discovering, exploring and expanding their interests and talents outside the classroom. The transitional period between teenager to adulthood can be exciting and sometimes challenging! Whether it be navigating new complicated relationships or figuring out what to do after high school, the Summit Area YMCA takes pride in employing positive role models who are eager to assist and help guide your teen. We inspire them to learn new things, encourage them to get involved in community projects, help prepare them for college and more. 

From Teen Space to Achievers, Tutoring to Teen Chef, Coding Club to Basketball, Video Game Tournaments to Volunteer Assignments, the Y offers a safe space and engaging programs for every teen and every interest. The best part? Most of our programs are offered at little to no cost at all and for fee-based programs, financial aid is available to those in need.


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

TEEN SPACE

SUMMIT YMCA

MON-FRI | 2PM-6PM | Ages 12-18

The Teen Center at the Summit YMCA provides local students (grades 6-12) a free place to hang out with friends afterschool, under the supervision of caring YMCA staff, to do homework, play video games, stay active in open gym, complete enrichment projects, discuss concerns, engage in themed events, get involved in the community, learn leadership skills and more!

The Teen Center is open Monday to Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM beginning August 30, 2021 through the end of the school year. Schedule of Summit Public Schools in terms of holiday closings.


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ACHIEVERS

SUMMIT YMCA

TUE | 7PM-8PM | Ages 14-18

The Summit Area YMCA’s Achievers: Destination College Program is a career and college preparation program that motivates and encourages young adults by giving them the inspiration, support, direction and opportunities to pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals. Strong positive role models from the community make all the difference in the life of a child — and make our program highly successful.

Program components include weekly meetings, special events, SAT preparation, career planning workshops, internship opportunities, corporate mentoring, guest speaker lectures, assistance finding scholarships and college tours.


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CORTEX THINKING

SUMMIT YMCA

MON & TUE | 4PM-6PM | Ages 5-14

Achieve academic excellence with our free enrichment programs that make learning fun and rewarding! Cortex Thinking offers tutoring, seminars, group classes and tons of fun for all elementary and middle school students. Go beyond the classroom with individualized learning and exploring with out-of-this world experiments, lessons, and critical thinking. 


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8th GRADE LEADERS CLUB

SUMMIT YMCA

Ages 13-14

Through our commitment to supporting and encouraging youth to make good decisions and form wellness habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle, the Summit Area YMCA is proud to offer free memberships to all 8th grade students. This program provides additional opportunities for students of all backgrounds to be inspired to learn new things, encourages them to get involved in community projects, helps prepare them for college, promotes healthy habits and socialization with peers in a safe, supervised and inspiring environment.


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VINEYARD APP CODING CAMP

SUMMIT YMCA

Ages 11-14

The Vineyard App Coding Summer Camp, for ages 11-14, combines summer camp fun with courses in computer programs, giving kids and teens the opportunity to create games, apps, and more! Such programs provide students hands-on experience with AI, modding, cybersecurity, and other in-demand topics. 


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7th GRADE MEMBERSHIP

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA & SUMMIT YMCA

Ages 12-13

7th Grade is a pivotal and transitional time, this year more than ever we want to help keep our youth active and engaged. Through our commitment to supporting and encouraging youth to make good decisions and form habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle, the Summit Area YMCA is proud to offer free memberships to all 7th grade students in our service area (Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit).


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SUMMER SAT PREP

SUMMIT YMCA

Ages 12-13

This summer the Summit YMCA will host a SAT Prep course with Breakaway Prep. Students will work with tutors two days a week in preparation For the August SAT test. The program will include 10 sessions and two practice tests.


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LOOKING FOR MORE?

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.

For specific information on available teen programs, registration or to learn how you can get involved, complete the form below or contact Trevor Cromwell, Senior Youth & Teen Coordinator at (908) 273-3330 Ext. 1140 or Trevor.Cromwell@thesay.org.