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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 via webmail.

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

Hillsborough YMCA

Kids S.T.E.M. Classes (Ages 5 years to 14 years)
Upcoming programs will feature registration information below.

  • Crazy Chemistry
    Learn about the chemistry that you encounter every day with STEAM Works Studio. Experiment hands-on with real chemical reactions and chemistry-based projects each class. Ages 5-7yrs.

  • SCRATCH Games
    Learn to create your own games, fun stories and animations with STEAM Works Studios. Using SCRATCH's drag and drop programming, designed by MIT, students will use coding to create their very own masterpieces. Ages 6-10yrs.

  • Silly Circuits
    Explore the fun world of electronics with STEAM Works Studio. Students will learn about electronics while doing fun crafts. Add LED lights, motors and sound to paper circuits like greeting cards and origami projects. Ages 5-7yrs. 

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 Jessica Bruno via webmail or at 908 766 7898 Ext. 544.

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.