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Summit Area YMCA Offers Summer VolunTeen Program


SUMMIT, NJ – This summer, the Summit Area YMCA will once again offer high school students an opportunity to gain valuable and rewarding work experience while fulfilling community service hours through the VolunTeen Program. The Y’s Summer VolunTeen Program will run from July 7 through July 31 and is open to students who are 14–16 years old. Applications are now being accepted.

“At the Summit Area YMCA, we nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve the community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Inspiring social responsibility is at the core of the Y’s mission,” commented Janet Smith, Vice-President of Human Resources of the Summit Area YMCA. “It is the time and talent of volunteers that make a difference in the lives of those in the community, and this program allows teens to experience that first-hand.”

Through the program , high school students are assigned to work flexible 3-4 hour shifts (between 8:30am and 4:00pm), three to four days each week at a local non-profit, such as the Summit YMCA, SAGE Eldercare, The Summit Free Public Library and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.

Teens interested in participating in the VolunTeen Program must complete an application and submit a letter of recommendation. The application deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014 and space is limited. Following application submission, teens will participate in an interview with the program selection committee. Once accepted, a program orientation session will be offered.

For more information or to apply for the VolunTeen Program, please contact Lana Gantner at or 908-273-4270 ext.3202 or application can be picked up at the Summit YMCA at 67 Maple Street in Summit.

About the Summit Area YMCA

The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading charitable 501(c)3 organizations. Our programs and services are open to all through our financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of our members, donors and partners. To help us help others, make your tax-deductible donation today at

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