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Talking to kids about alcohol and drugs can be difficult for parents – knowing what to say and how to say it. Yet, having this conversation is more important than ever. Opioid overdoses in New Jersey rank three times higher than the national average, and heroin use is on the rise. In Monmouth County alone, there were 189 suspected drug overdose deaths

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Making the world a better place for someone else is the purpose of the YMCA Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) according to Brian Sheafer, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the METRO YMCA of the Oranges and Y Professional Network (YPN) Chapter 17 President. The Y Professional Network raises money to support the EAF, which provides monetary grants to

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The work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were remembered and celebrated by The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity at its 48th Annual Memorial Breakfast on January 18, and by The Community YMCA and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, which jointly hosted their 30th Annual Commemorative Breakfast on January 21. YMCA of Newark and

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New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith was named a YMCA Congressional Champion and presented with an award at the Y’s National Advocacy Days’ Breakfast held in Washington, DC, on March 6, 2019. The YMCA Congressional Champion Award is presented annually to members of Congress for their work in supporting youth development, healthy living and social

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Below are updates on various New Jersey Public Policies and its impact on the YMCAs across the state. Minimum Wage Law: The new law does not change the nonprofit summer camp overtime/minimum wage exemption for YMCA camps, nor does it change the provision that permits the use of room and board toward minimum wage. Under the new state law, the YMCA

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When Kim Decker was in college, she considered three majors: accounting, education and social work. She chose sociology, but little did she know that in her 30-year career with the YMCA, she’d wear the hats of accountant, educator, social worker and much more. Decker is currently the CEO of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, a single facility YMCA

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Given growing disparity between state childcare subsidy and true cost of providing that care, the Murphy administration’s recent increased financing is welcome news The Murphy administration’s recent announcement regarding the expansion of funding for childcare by $38 million is great news for New Jersey and advocates for children in the state.

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The 18th annual NJ YMCA State Alliance Recognition Event was held on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. The awards ceremony recognized those individuals and youth that embodied the mission of the YMCA and whose work strengthened local communities and supported the YMCAs in promoting youth development, healthy living, and

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