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Y On Wheels Takes Programs and Services to Newark and Surrounding Neighborhoods

May 1, 2017 | Community News, Community News and Media, Newark

The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity is hitting the road and offering free programs for residents across five wards via its newly branded Y on Wheels mobile van. The Y on Wheels van made its initial debut on April 29 during a free, YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebration at Military Park in downtown Newark. More than 400 children attended this annual event. The van provides high-quality fitness for children and youth such as basketball, arts & crafts.  The van is also available for local health fairs and block parties. 

Working with community associations, schools, and organizations, Y on Wheels is one of the ways the YMCA of Newark is reaching out to address key issues affecting community health. 

“Our plan is to bring programs and services to our people,” said Michael Bright, President/CEO YMCA of Newark and Vicinity.  “We have already scheduled 35 events from May through September.” 

For more information on how to schedule the Y on Wheels at your next community event, contact Roneasha Bell.


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