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Academics & S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Classes for Kids


Experiences that involve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, provide kids with opportunities to innovate, problem solve, be creative, and improve critical thinking. Our programs allow kids to try something new and help them to build their knowledge through hands-on learning.

For more information on Hillsborough YMCA's programs, please contact Matt Gray at 908 369 0490 x722 or by email.

For more information on Somerville YMCA's programs, please contact Liz Kryznefski at 908 722 4567 x611 or by email.

Hillsborough YMCA

Kids S.T.E.M. Classes (Ages 5 years to 14 years)
  • Bricks for Kidz LEGO® Class (Ages 5 years to 11 years)

    Build and explore crazy contraptions that really work your brain. Students use LEGO® Bricks, axels, pulleys, gears and motors to create fun and interactive models. Compete with friends in a rousing game of Battle Tops or Foosball. Put your hand-eye coordination to the test with the Ping Pong Popper model. Experiment with the Mini Fig Mover to see how this model will send your mini fig for a ride. All this and more are waiting to be discovered as students learn and play with Cranium Contraptions!

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Bricks for Kidz LEGO® Class (Ages 8 years to 10 years)

    This session has been cancelled.

    Use LEGO bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, and motors to create fun and interactive models. Offered in conjunction with Bricks 4 Kidz, this class emphasizes S.T.E.M. concepts through hands-on learning.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Video Production Club (Ages 10 years to 14 years)

    Teaches the art and process of video production from shooting to editing. Encourages imagination and creativity.

    Classes are 90 minutes long.

Somerset Hills YMCA

Tutoring & Homework Help (Grades K to 8)
  • Homework Help (Grades K to 8)

    When a child is not grasping foundational subjects, tutoring can make a significant difference - and it can keep kids from falling behind.

    Tutoring at the Y is for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. It is free and open to the community; Y membership is not required. Our tutors are exceptional high school students and caring mentors who volunteer their time and talents.

    WHEN: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, October through June
    TIME: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
    WHO: Students in Grades K-8
    WHERE: St. Bernard's Parish Hall, 88 Claremont Road, Bernardsville
    COST: Free

    Download the Homework Help Flyer (English) 
    Download the Homework Help Flyer (Espanol) 

    Prior registration is not necessary. For more information please contact the Welcome Center at 908 766 7898.

Somerville YMCA

Kids S.T.E.M. Classes (Ages 5 years to 11 years)
  • Bricks for Kidz LEGO® Class (Ages 5 years to 11 years)

    Use LEGO bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, and motors to create fun and interactive models. Offered in conjunction with Bricks 4 Kidz, this class emphasizes S.T.E.M. concepts through hands-on learning.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.