FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christine Alger
Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA
908-889-8880 Cell: 908-413-2395
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA in collaboration with Autism Family Times with Brianna, Inc. and Peer Mentors hosted a “Special Needs Teen Night Out” on December 2nd at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. This “Winter Wonderland Dance” was an event open to teens ages 13-18.
The event began with the teens registering and receiving their backstage passes to the event. Teens enjoyed snacks while making Holiday Cards for the Troops in a room decorated like a winter wonderland. The teens then moved to the “Disco Room” where they danced the night away to music provided by Jeff Schultz of Premier Event Entertainment.
Thanks to the Peer Mentors who volunteered their time for the night, the teens were shown inclusion, acceptance and were able to share a great experience. The event was a success with the teens and for their parents. Parents cannot wait for their children to participate in the next Special Teen Night Out which will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Y. The theme for the January event will be “Summer in Winter.” Teens will swim and enjoy pizza together.
Registration and payment for the ‘Special Needs Teen Night Out” can be made at the Y. All participants will be asked to complete a registration form prior to attending this event. Membership to the Y is not required. However, at the time of registration, participants will be asked to fill out a Limited Member Application.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For information on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, please call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit the Y’s website at www.fanwoodscotchplainsymca.org. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.