Early Childhood




Teen Engagement • Teens

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Director, Kayla Reisman, kreisman@shamesjcc.org

JCC Teen Advisory Council

Ages 15-18
1 Wednesday, 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

September 26, 2018
Youth Lounge

FREE!  Our brand-new JCC Teen Advisory Council is your chance to lead and plan initiatives, programs, and activities connecting teens across Westchester both at the JCC and beyond.  From basketball to social-action, the possibilities are endless!  Come to the first meeting on September 26th to explore the development of the Teen Advisory Council and the role that may be right for you.  The schedule for subsequent meetings will be developed by the group.


Third Thursday Movie Nights

Ages 13-15
4 Thursdays, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17
Members: $5; Non-members: $5
Youth Lounge

Starting in October, we will have teen movie nights on the Third Thursday of every month in the youth lounge. Bring your friends, hang out, eat snacks, play ping pong, cards or board games, and enjoy our big screen sensations.  Check our website for most up-to-date information regarding specific movies we will watch.  Advance registration greatly appreciated; walk-ins welcome, space permitting.  Popcorn is included!


Shames JCC/AFYA Social Action Pop Up

Ages 15-18
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Through mid-October
Meet at Welcome Desk in Fitness Center Building Lobby

Building upon the success of our summer drop-in “sorts” for teens, we invite you to set up a “sort” for your club, team or group.   What is a sort?  It’s an opportunity to sort and bag surplus medical supplies for acute and ongoing health crises worldwide.  The Afya Foundation ships the supplies to public health missions in countries that have been devastated by disaster or conflict. The non-profit has worked with public health partners in 75 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Puerto Rico after Hurricane Marie last year.

Those who participate will experience “[their] hands being the last ones to touch these supplies before they are used to save a life.”  –AFYA Founder, Danielle Butin

For additional information contact Julie Lowy at jlowy@shamesjcc.org


American Red Cross – Babysitting Certification

Ages 11-15
1 Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

October 27 or December 8
Members: $175; Non-members: $200

Learn to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, including basic first aid, keeping safe and helping children behave.  Learn how to develop a babysitting business!

Contact Eric Hammermeisetr, Director of Aquatics, at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org for more information.