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December 08, 2021

YMCA of MEWSA Receives Youth & Government Grant from NJ State Bar Foundation


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The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy received notification of a grant in the amount of $4,000 from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation to support the costs of their Youth and Government Program.  The program will be held at the Metuchen YMCA location and will be open to 9th-12th graders in the community who have an interest in civic engagement.  Through the existing Y-USA national program model, teens from across the state meet with other local YMCA’s throughout the year to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of the state and to propose mock legislation.  The program culminates with the teens serving as delegates at the YMCA NJ Youth and Government State Conference which will be held from April 8-10, 2022 with a pre-legislative session to be held virtually on Sunday, March 6th.  The program is fee-based, however, the grant will allow the Y to underwrite program costs for teens from underserved families.  The program is anticipated to begin in January 2021.  This is the second grant received from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation for this program. 

Interested participants should contact Gabriella St. Fleur at 732-548-2044, Ext. 2255 or email