We impact our community by supporting teens as they develop lifelong habits for health and well-being in an environment which fosters becoming respectful, responsible, honest and caring individuals in order to develop into contributing members of the community.

The Gateway Family YMCA offers teen membership and programs at our Elizabeth, Five Points and Rahway branches.

For more information select a link below:

Elizabeth Brochure
Five Points Brochure
Rahway Brochure

      Elizabeth Branch
      135 Madison Avenue
      Elizabeth NJ 07201
      Contact: Rafael Cano, Director of Healthy Living

      Five Points Branch
      201 Tucker Avenue
      Union NJ 07083
      Contact: Thomas Galuppo, Program Director

      Rahway Branch
      1564 Irving Street
      Rahway NJ 07065
      Contact Cadene Delisser, SACC & Day Camp Director

    Benefits of our Program

      Safe and Secure Facilities
      Trained and Compassionate Staff
      7th graders receive a free one year membership
      Monthly Teen Nights
      Health Assessments and Orientation
      Specialty classes
      Branch Specific programs and activities


The Gateway Family YMCA provides FREE memberships to all 7th Grade students. Stop by ANY branch with proof of grade (report card, school ID) to join for FREE! If yo u are a 7th grade student in or near the surrounding communities of Elizabeth, Rahway or Union, NJ, you qualify for a FREE 7th Grade membership to The Gateway Family YMCA.

THANKS TO DONORS LIKE YOU, the 7th Grade Initiative has impacted the lives of local teens, providing support, encouragement, positive role models and a lasting impact at a pivotal time in their development. At The Gateway Family YMCA, teens like Gerby Janvier are able to participate in the 7th Grade Initiative, receiving support and membership at no cost. This is Gerby's Y story . . .