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Kirby Students Look Forward to Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2020

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Madison Area YMCA
Marketing & Communications Department  

For Immediate Release 

Kirby Students Look Forward to Thanksgiving 

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(Madison, NJ) November 25, 2020
-  Photo Caption: (L to R) Pictured are Elle Sullivan age 3 from Chatham, Tess Fountaine age 3 from Madison, Jack McNaughton age 3 from Chatham, and Fionn O’Leary age 5 from Madison creating Thanksgiving themed artwork in their Preschool Dragonflies classroom at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA. As part of the developmentally rich curriculum, Lead Teacher Gloria Tobon ensures that her students are actively engaged in their early childhood education and weekly themed activities. Interested in joining our Kirby Center family? Select enrollment opportunities are available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Please email Director of Child Care Services Karen Fusco at  


Why the Y

  • Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

    Mar 02, 2020

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    Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

    Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The first 30 minutes takes teens through a classic Y Ninja class—climbing towers of mats, scaling the warped wall, dropping down to hit the ground running to race through courses that build coordination and motor control, test physical strength, instill discipline and push agility to new heights. In the second half hour, teens hit the circuits and learn fitness skills that enhance their Ninja skills and start them on the path to life-long healthy living. 

    “I like Y Ninja Fit because it's fun and I get to hang out with my friends,” says Dylan Gregory, 13, of Madison. The equipment is really cool—the foam pit is my favorite—and the teachers are really nice.”

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