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September, 2013

VANDERBILT YMCA 224 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017


2013 Strong Kids Campaign Patrons Reception Held to Honor Vanderbilt’s Strongest Supporters


2013 Strong Kids Campaign Patron Reception Held to Honor Vanderbilt’s Strongest Supports

The Vanderbilt YMCA Afterschool Program Celebrated by Mayor Bloomberg

Vanderbilt Yoga Instructor Praised

Vanderbilt Hosting Teen Center Kick-Off

Pictured from left to right, Justin Carroll, Ronald Hoffman, Vanderbilt YMCA Senior Executive Director Anita Harvey and Mike Beck.

The Vanderbilt YMCA hosted its 2013 Patrons Reception to honor its strongest Strong Kids Campaign supporters. Senior Executive Director, Anita Harvey celebrated those who contributed their time, support and leadership towards Vanderbilt and its mission, nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Honorees included Chairman of the Board of Managers Mr. Mike Beck, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Justin Carroll and Board Member, Dr. Ronald Hoffman.

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

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

Family and Friends Outing Saturday, October 19 10:30AM-4:30PM

Halloween Carnival Thursday, October 31 5:00-7:00PM


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FOLLOW US ! (Pictured from left to right) Mike Beck and Anita Harvey Justin Carroll and Mary S. Park, Dr. Ronald Hoffman and Mike Beck Director of Fund Development and Communications



September, 2013

The Vanderbilt YMCA Afterschool Program Celebrated by Mayor Bloomberg

Vanderbilt Yoga Instructor Praised Recently, Vanderbilt’s Nodira Akhmedova, a Power Yoga Instructor was praised by a member. The member said, “I want to thank the Vanderbilt Y for employing such an excellent teacher as Nodira who teaches the Power Yoga class. I’ve heard many others who attend the class and praise her, and I wanted to convey that to the Y, with thanks.” Jack Lund, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, congratulated Nodira for being a Yoga Instructor extraordinaire!

(Pictured left to right) School Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg and TAG principal Janette Cesar stand while TAG is honored for ranking among the 22 high-scoring educational institutions in “Common Core” reading and math exams.

The Vanderbilt YMCA Afterschool Program and their partner, Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars were congratulated by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and schools chancellor Dennis M. Walcott during their Monday, September 16th visit.

Vanderbilt Hosting Teen Center Kick-Off

The gifted school was recognized as ranking among the 22 highscoring educational institutions in “Common Core” reading and math exams given last spring to New York City public schools.

On Saturday October 5, Vanderbilt will be hosting its Teen Center Kick-Off from 4PM - 8PM. There will be a meet and greet, program demos including dance, personal training, leaders club and more.

His Honor and the chancellor held a 30-minute press conference at the TAG School to honor the Principal, Janette Cesar, the TAG staff, Vanderbilt’s Out of School Time and Y Afterschool Branch Supervisor, Ethel Coaxum and Coordinator, Andrea Scott, TAG students, families and community partners.

The Teen Center will also be hosting its first FREE 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Parents and teenagers ages (12-18) are welcome to attend.

The Vanderbilt Y has worked with the East Harlem school for over 10 years, supporting the community by offering free, high-quality afterschool programming and summer camp for K-5th grade children. Supported by the NYC Department of Education, all activities are designed to build academic skills while providing TAG Young Scholars students the opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time. Innovative programs include the American Heart Association sponsored, Teaching Garden which gives students the opportunity to learn how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and understand the value of good eating habits.

For more information about the Teen Center Kick-Off or to register a team, contact Robin Nathaniel, Teen Coordinator, at or 212-912-2559.


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