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Newark YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Newark, NJ, April 24 – On May 12, the Newark YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families in Newark, NJ.
Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of kids, is filled with fun, active play and educational activities that will help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term. Research shows that without access to activities that stimulate the mind and body, kids are more prone to gain weight and fall behind academically over the summer months.
Featured activities include family swim and swim testing, dance, sports, fitness assessments, conducting health screenings, hosting interactive activities, basketball skills and drills clinics and fitness games, and more interactive fun. In addition, the Newark YMCA is proud to host representatives from Let’s Move! Newark, 4-H, PCCI, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Nike Factory Store, Essex County College, Northern New Jersey Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
A leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y holds Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity through active play. As part of this initiative, the Y – along with hundreds of thousands of parents and kids nationwide – is taking on summer by addressing critical gaps in health and education that cause kids to be at risk for childhood obesity and suffer summer learning loss.
Healthy Kids Day at the Newark YMCA is supported by the Newark Central Ward Councilman Darin Sharif.
More About Newark YMWCA
The Newark YMWCA is located on Broad Street, at the corner of Military Park. The organization offers summer camps, before- and after-school programs, emergency residence programs, lodgings and a wide variety of recreational activities. Weekly fitness classes include chisel, spinning, yoga, Pilates, total body conditioning, kick boxing, Zumba and hip-hop.