YMCA of Metro North | May 2019 | News, Events & Updates
The Y Impact ... In Jessica's Words

My apartment – the home for my 4 kids – was flooded in a giant flash flood that impacted the City of Lynn. In addition to rising water, my roof collapsed. I was only able to salvage a few of my kids’ items. Luckily there were no injuries but everything, I mean everything my family owned was gone.

Did I mention that I had nothing left?

So my 4 kids and I went from house to house to sleep on couches, floors and occasionally a motel. This was our living situation for months. Home as we know it was reduced to a plastic bag of personal items.

To complicate things, I suffer from Lupus, which can be triggered by stress so I had to manage this throughout the months of uncertainty.

Finally I had a meeting with the Y and learned this:

No one is turned away for inability to pay. In fact, they immediately said that all 4 of my kids could attend YMCA programs at absolutely no charge. Who does that?? I learned that THE YMCA does!

Register Now For The Stride Along The Tide 5k ... Online Registration Closes May 16th!

The 2019 Stride Along The Tide 5K is on May 18th. This race is hosted by the Lynn YMCA is the 2nd race in the YMCA of Metro North Road Race Series.

The race takes you along the beautiful coast of Nahant. The first 250 people to register will receive an exclusive race shirt!

The YMCA of Metro North Road Race Series brings together seven different communities to run for our cause. Four unique races are featured across our communities to motivate, inspire and promote the YMCA’s mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. All proceeds from our Road Race Series fund the YMCA of Metro North’s Annual Campaign, which provides more than $1.2 million in financial assistance to individuals and families in the communities we serve.

35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

It's time to dust off those clubs and get out on the golf course! This year’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament to benefit the Y’s youth programs, is on Monday, June 3rd at the exclusive Kernwood Country Golf Club in Salem, MA.

The tournament will be 18 holes, scramble shotgun tee off style. The day will conclude the with a lunch, raffles and words from the YMCA of Metro North Leadership. Register now for a fun day of golf to support youth in your communities! YMCA of Metro North members can take advantage of an exclusive discount. Please visit the Welcome Center for details.

Summer Session Registration Starts May 20th!

The Summer Session runs from June 17 - August 25. Registration for members starts May 20th and registration for non-members starts May 30th! View the program guides below for details on all the classes offered this spring.

> Lynn YMCA Programs - Coming Soon!
Camp Starts June 17th!

Receive a 15% off sibling discount for siblings in the same household registered in the same week!

Register now for the best summer ever!

Camp Melstone (Melrose)
Camp Sachem (Saugus)
Camp Eastman (Peabody)
Gymnastics Camp (Saugus)
May is full of fun family events at all of our YMCA of Metro North locations. Kids Night Out, pool parties, member appreciation days and even pictures with the 2018 Red Sox World Series Trophy!
College Student Special

The YMCA of Metro North is encouraging college students to stay active and healthy over the summer. College student memberships are valid May 1st to September 2nd. Students pay only $99 and no joiner's fee!

Visit your YMCA of Metro North branch Welcome Center to sign up today!
Not A Walk In The Park 5K Raises Over $9,000

On Saturday, April 27th the Saugus Family YMCA hosted its 8th annual 5k road race in Breakheart Reservation. Despite some wet weather and soggy conditions along the course, a record-breaking 260+ runners turned out to tackle the course. The aptly named ‘Not a Walk in the Park’ 5k can be quite the challenging course along the many hills of Breakheart Reservation. Runners of all ages, from 5 to 75, could be seen smiling as they ran downhill and crossed the finish line.

YMCA of Metro North To Celebrate Community Partner Warren Waugh and the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group Team At Champion Breakfast And Annual Meeting

“Each year, we recognize a community partner that has helped the Y advance our mission and focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. This year the award winner is Warren Waugh and the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group team,” states Kathleen Walsh, President and CEO of the YMCA of Metro North. “Warren is the definition of a community champion and we are proud to honor him,” continues Walsh.