The Westfield Area Y is pleased to launch the Dragonfly Program for young adults 18-26 with special/adaptive needs. The Dragonfly Program has been developed with the proceeds from Greta’s Run, a 5K Run/Walk/Roll founded in 2013 by childhood friends of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained on 9/11/02. 

Dragonfly Classes begin in late October and are as follows:

 

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·         Dragonfly Swim Lessons:  Saturdays, 3:00 pm -3:40 pm.  Participants will learn to swim in a small group environment and work on skills appropriate for swimmer’s ability level. 
 

·         Dragonfly Boxing/Striking: Wednesdays, 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm.  This class is FREE.  Danny Kaltneckar, Y Personal Trainer and Jiu-Jitsu champion, addresses the specific needs and goals of participants through the practice of Mixed Martial Arts with pads and bags.
 

·         Dragonfly Yoga:  Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm.  This class is instructed in a relaxing environment to improve flexibility and muscle tone.  Class is designed for participants that are ambulatory.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to participate. 

The Westfield Area Y accepts Easter Seals. Please contact Ben Nanna directly at 908-233-2700 x279 or email bnanna@westfieldynj.org for more information about the program, to register, or to volunteer.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.