The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to announce that teens in grades 6-12 who are Madison Area YMCA members can now visit the Teen Center, located at 111 Kings Road in Madison, for free homework help five days a week. Help is available Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Madison Area YMCA continues to offer Teen Scene for students in grades 6-8 and Leaders Club for students in grades 6-12. Seventh graders in the Madison Area YMCA’s service area are also eligible for a free, limited membership.
Teen Scene is open 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. on Fridays for students in grades 6-8. It is free for Madison residents through a YMCA-Madison Borough partnership. Teen Scene is also free for members. Non-members must pay a nominal guest fee. Teens have their choice of activities in a safe, controlled environment. They can play games in the gym, watch a movie, surf the Internet, swim or just sit back and relax with friends in the Teen Center. Games include Gladiator, Medic, Wii and X-BOX 360. Teens compete in contests, win prizes and participate in special events. All participants must fill out an information form and sign a behavior contract, which is available on the Madison Area YMCA’s website.
Teen Gym is offered Monday through Friday from 2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. for students who are Madison Area YMCA members in grades 6-12.
Teen Scene Homework Help and Teen Gym are free for Madison Area YMCA members. School ID is required for Madison students and a Madison Area YMCA membership card is required for Y members to enter. Non-members must sign in upon entering the facility and pay a modest fee.
The Leaders Club is a free club for students in grades 6–12, and is part of a national teen initiative. Leaders Club promotes the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that develops solid character in individuals and creates a supportive community environment, inclusive of all people. Junior and high school-age teens get together for peer leadership training, community service projects and other activities including trips, rallies and special events. Meetings are held 7:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. on Mondays at the Madison Area YMCA Teen Center. Additional fees may apply to help cover the costs of transportation, registration and trips.
Additionally, seventh grade students who live or go to school in the Madison Area YMCA’s service area can receive a free limited membership, visit the Teen Scene and be part of the Leaders Club. The Madison Area YMCA joins Ys around the country in offering this 7th grade initiative that includes free limited membership and special programs, with fun activities and events that promote healthy lifestyles, teamwork and leadership skills. The limited membership is available to 7th graders who attend school or live in Madison, Chatham, Convent Station, East Hanover, Florham Park, Gillette, Green Village, Harding Township, Millington, New Vernon and Stirling.
For more information on all teen activities, visit www.madisonareaymca.org or contact Emily Galbraith, Youth and Teen Director at TEENS@madisonymca.org or by phone at 973-822-9622 ext 2265.