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THE EASTSIDER

November, 2013

VANDERBILT YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 ymcanyc.org/vanderbilt

A NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS OF THE VANDERBILT YMCA

Vanderbilt Board Member Honored by Board of Directors for Commitment to Youth Development

IN THIS ISSUE •

Vanderbilt Board Member Honored by Board of Directors for Commitment to Youth Development

Teen Center Screens ‘The Hunger Games’ Movie to Celebrate Upcoming Release of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Vanderbilt Hosts Staff Thanksgiving Dinner

IMPORTANT DATES

Pictured left to right, Board of Managers Vice Chair, Justin Carroll awards Board Member, Charlie King at Vanderbilt Board meeting.

Vice Chairman of the Vanderbilt YMCA Board of Directors, Justin Carroll presented a Strong Kids Campaign award to Board Member, Charlie King at the November 19th Vanderbilt Y Board meeting. King was celebrated for his exemplary commitment to the community’s youth and generous support toward the Strong Kids Campaign, newly renamed the Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign provides transformative programs in teen leadership, afterschool learning, work readiness, cultural assimilation and international exchange for New Yorkers FREE or at a low cost. No one is ever turned away for the inability to pay. Vanderbilt’s preschool and afterschool programs, health and fitness programs, work readiness programs, programs for seniors and new Americans -- all of them are free for the people who need them most, but can’t afford to pay for them.

Winter Wonderland December 5, 2014 6:00-9:00PM *Bring a Guest

Preschool Kids Night Out (Ages 2-4) Friday, December 6 6:00-9:00PM

School Age Kids Night Out (Ages 5-11) Friday, December 13 6:00-9:00PM

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November, 2013

Vanderbilt Hosts Staff TEEN CENTER SCREENS ‘THE HUNGER GAMES’ MOVIE TO CELEBRATE Thanksgiving Dinner UPCOMING RELEASE OF ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE’

Pictured left to right: Vanderbilt’s OST & Y After School Branch Supervisor, TAG School, Ethel Coaxum, Personal Trainers Victor Tatevosyan & Robinson Frias, Membership Coordinator Enrique Colon.

The Vanderbilt YMCA hosted its Staff Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, November 18th in the 5th floor conference room.

Vanderbilt’s Teens pose with posters at the Teen Center screening of ‘The Hunger Games’ to celebrate the upcoming release of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’

The Vanderbilt YMCA Teen Center in conjunction with Lion Gates Films, screened The Hunger Games to celebrate the upcoming release of (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) on Tuesday, November 20th in the 2nd Floor Gymnasium. The event included several craft/work stations that educated guests on various survival skills. Many of the Vanderbilt Teens are interested in pursuing careers in entertainment and publicity. This event gave them a behind the scenes view of what it takes to promote a Hollywood film, while making a conscience effort to incorporate a positive and beneficial community need. The teens were also able to improve their leadership skills and gain experience in basic fiscal management. They were responsible for the planning, budgeting, and hosting of the event. The Teen Center is a safe place where teens have the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities that allow them to develop socially, physically, and academically. Teen Center offers a variety of programming which are free and open to teens ages 12-19.

The team gathered over turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and more. The tables were plentiful and the staff was smiling and enjoying themselves. Vanderbilt hosts its staff Thanksgiving Dinner every year to bring together employees for a couple of hours to enjoy themselves and celebrate the holiday of thankfulness.

Pictured above: Vanderbilt’s Membership Coordinator, Enrique Colon carving a turkey.

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