Marblehead Y Staff Spotlight: Brendan McEvoy

Introducing Brendan McEvoy, the Marblehead Y’s new director of school-age childcare. Although Brendan is new to our Y, he is not new to after-school childcare. Brendan has been leading after-school programs for 14 years. Brendan is a graduate of Salem State University and a certified history and physical education teacher. Brendan started his career with the For Kids Only after-school program in Salem, allowing him to develop his skills and advance his role and responsibilities to lead larger programs in Peabody, Everett and Revere. In the summer of 2021, Brendan began his career at the YMCA of the North Shore’s Cape Ann location as school-age director. When the position in the Marblehead Y became available, Brendan, a Salem resident, took the opportunity to work and live in his community. Brendan brings a genuine passion and enthusiasm for helping children learn, grow and thrive in our Y after-school program.

Brendan McEvoy is the Y’s new director of sschool-age childcare. COURTESY PHOTO

Brendan oversees the after-school staff as they implement enrichment programs each day from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. The Y’s after-school programs serve more than 150 children each day at the Glover, Brown and Village schools. The Y’s after-school programs are a fun, educational experience that helps children develop self-confidence, interpersonal skills, positive values and academic achievement while building a true sense of community. All programs are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care.

The Y provides families engaged in our after-school program with wrap-around care during school closures due to inclement weather and during vacations.

February vacation fun – Join us at the Y

In addition to plenty of open times in our pool, gymnasium and gymnastics center, we will host some fun family activities throughout February vacation week. Check our online schedules at for the most up to date information for open facility times to come in and enjoy the Y.

A peek at vacation week

Mardi Gras Celebration: Join us Tuesday., Feb. 21, in the lobby to create your own Mardi Gras mask and book marks. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Bounce House Mania Day: On Wednesday, Feb. 22, we will have three bounce houses for members to come in, jump around and play. Open to members 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Member Appreciation Morning with coffee and protein bars is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Healthy Hearts: On Thursday, Feb. 23, come to the lobby to create your own healthy snack mix. 11 a.m. to noon.

New program alert: 60 Days to My 5K begins March 13 

Have you run a 5K? Not sure where to start or need the motivation and accountability to get you started? 60 Days to My 5K is the place to start. Led by one of our personal trainers, this program is designed to build your muscles and your mind so you are ready for your first 5K. Get ready to join the “Head to the Hill 5K” on May 21. For more information, please contact Jane Rizza at

The Y is better with friends

Refer a friend to the Y and we’ll thank you with a free month of membership while your friend receives a $0 enrollment fee. Visit the welcome center or reach out to Membership Director Jane Rizza at

About the YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For more than 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been the foundation of the community. It serves more than 40,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns across the North Shore and in southern New Hampshire.

Brian Flynn, LVO YMCA Exec. Dir.
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