7th Grade Initiative | Westfield Area Y

7th Grade Initiative Program

The Westfield Area Y, in partnership with UnitedHealthcare, offers all 7th graders in our service area of Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside and Westfield FREE physical, nutritional, and educational opportunities, and a FREE Westfield Area Y limited pre-teen program plus membership for the school year.

The goal of this program is to increase the awareness and role of exercise and nutrition in students' lives. More than 330 students from 8 schools participated this past school year.

The 7th Grade Initiative includes:

· FREE membership for the school year (through 6/30/16) with use of exercise equipment, open swim and gym time

· Five FREE one-on-one orientations with a strength trainer

· FREE Intro to Strength Training classes with a certified personal trainer

· FREE Fencing class, Flyers Fall Cross Country program (Westfield location) and other classes to be added

· FREE Friday Teen Nights

· Access to more classes & programs at member rates (including swim lessons)

· New text messaging program lets you know about special events and trips

REGISTRATION is required for the program.  Printable registration form here!

Register at the Welcome Center or contact Amanda Aguirre, Director of Physical Programs, at aaguirre@westfieldynj.org ; 908-233-2700 x258 for more information.

FREE Kickoff Event
7:00– 8:30PM ~ October 27 ~ at the Main Y

7th Graders and their families invited!  Join us for fitness assessments, personal trainers, nutritionists and other speakers answer questions, use interactive climbing wall and Sportwall, food and giveaways.  RSVP: Amanda Aguirre at aaguirre@westfieldynj.org ; 908-233-2700 x258

 

 

Annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee

As part of the 7th Grade Initiative, the Westfield Area Y hosted its seventh annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee on March 15, 2016. The Health Bee is a Jeopardy-style quiz competition designed to get middle school students excited about health, fitness and nutrition. Fifty participants from seven schools competed as teams from Edison Intermediate School in Westfield, Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield, Hillside Avenue School in Cranford, Orange Avenue School in Cranford, St. Michael’s School in Cranford, Lincoln School in Garwood and Deerfield School in Mountainside.

This year’s 1st Place winner was the “Southside Cougars” team from Hillside Avenue School in Cranford.  They were the awarded a $1,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare for their school.   The “Happy Healthy Huskies” from Deerfield School in Mountainside were the proud 2nd Place winners and received $500 from UnitedHealthcare and the “Health Heroes” from Lincoln School in Garwood were awarded $250 for having the most team spirit. 

The students spent four nights studying together for the Bee, which challenged them in three categories: General Health & Science, Physical Fitness and Food & Nutrition.  “In addition to what they learned, they made friends with each other in the process,” said Amanda Aguirre.

The evening’s judges were Paul Marden, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of NJ; Mark Elsasser, CEO of the Westfield Area Y; Greg Hatzisavvas, Senior Director Member and Wellness Engagement and Amanda Aguirre, Director of Physical Programs of the Westfield Area Y.  Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli and Garwood Mayor Charles Lombardo welcomed everyone to the event.

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Westfield, NJ,
07090
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Westfield, NJ,
07090
111 Ferris Place,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
500 East Street,
Garwood, NJ,
07027
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Westfield, NJ,
07090
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Westfield, NJ,
07090
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Cranford, NJ,
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OUR MISSION

The Westfield Area YMCA is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual and family in the communities it serves through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.