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The CYO continues its commitment serving the City of Trenton as it has for the past 66 years!  We are tackling enhancements projects this Summer!  Photo with heavy equipment and stacked materials is ready to install a new roof at our East State St. Center.  The other photo shows the clearing of a dilapidated garage the CYO recently purchased at a City auction.  This location is directly behind our South Broad St. Center.  It will be a fenced, secure parking area for CYO bus and van.


Support our fundraising efforts by going to www.cyomercer.org or calling the CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz at 609-396-8383 ext. 15.  Help us help the community!



CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz, was recently named "Professional of the Year" by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association.  Pictured above is Mladenetz holding the award along with members of the CYO staff and Board of Trustees. 

The presentation was at the annual NJRPA State -wide conference at Harrah's in Atlantic City

From left to right, Ed Petranto, CYO Board Member, Tom Mladenetz,

CYO Executive Director, Brenda Rascher, CYO Board Member,

and Art Caolo, CYO9 Board Member pose for a picture at the NJRPA Awards Dinner.

Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission honors the CYO. Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede and the Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission recently honored the CYO with a Community Service Award at their 42nd Annual Hamilton Township Economic Development Distinguished Achievement Awards Celebration on October 27.

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From left to right, CYO Board Members Ed Petranto, Kathy Prihoda, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede, CYO Executive Director Tom Mladenetz, Hamilton Township Economic Development Director, Marty Flynn, CYO Board member Scott Krasny and his wife Michelle, CYO Grant Writer Nancy Podeszwa, and CYO Board member Tom Griffith and his wife Danielle.


Basketball League 2017-2018

Opening Day Mass Saturday November 4 at 9:00 AM at the CYO Yardville located at 453 Yardville-Allentown Rd.  All basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches, family members, school faculty, clergy, and friends are strongly encouraged to attend.


Ewing CYO Pre-School is Back! 

We will re-open Monday, September 11 and our building has been totally renovated. All classrooms are air conditioned! 


The CYO of Mercer County has announced a new partnership with Jazzercise!  This popular exercise program will now be offered four times per week at the Yardville CYO location.  For more information contact Eileen Garretson at (609) 658-8473 or via e-mail at yardvillejazzercise@gmail.com


"Sister Joanne Dress, D.C and Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director pose for a picture at the Hamilton Township Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute.  Tom was presented with the Hamilton Township Dr. King Spirit of the Community Service Award.


To view the photo gallery of the Monitor Newspaper pictures of the Hamilton Township Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute click here. 

To read the Monitors Opening Day Mass story, and view the photo gallery of the Mass, and Opening Day Games, click here.

Harry Wright 2014-2015 CYO Volunteer Coach of the Year.  Harry. From OLS – St. Anthony’s was soccer coach and Parish Athletic Director. 

Chad Nelson, 2014-2015 CYO Male Athlete of the Year, from St. Greg’s.

Gianna Lucchesi, 2014-2015 CYO Female Athlete of the Year, from St. Greg’s.


To read the Monitor Newspaper article about the CYO Day Camp Talent Show click here.



CYO students and staff pose for a picture in front of the new 2015, 29 passenger school bus.  Thank you to the major bus donors that made this purchase possible: James Kerney Foundation, Mercer Fund of the Community Fund of NJ, and Mary Owen Borden Foundation.  In addition, we appreciate the numerous individuals and organizations who supported this fund-raining effort!


$15,000 Grant to the CYO from Investors Bank. 

The CYO received a $15,000 grant from Investor Bank for the Monsignor Toomey Annex in Yardville. 

Thanks Investors for your generous support!



New Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and the Bromley Center. Left to right, Kurt Simmons-Bromley Center Staff, Tom Mladenetz-CYO Executive Director, Sister Joanne Dress-Executive Director for Catholic Social Services/CYO Board Member, Donna Marie Clancy-Bromley Center Assistant Director, John Kilcoyne, Bromley Center Volunteer, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede, Patrick Hardiman-Bromley Center Director, and Marty Flynn-Hamilton Township Director of Health, Recreation, Senior and Veteran Services all pose for a picture of the ribbon cutting with Bromley Center members at the top.


To see photos from the Cross Country Meet click here.


To see the photo gallery from Opening Day Mass and opening day games click here.


To view the photo gallery of the CYO Basketball Hall of Fame Dine and Awards Banquet click here.


To read about the 2014-2015 CYO opening day mass and games stories from the monitor click here.


To read the Monitor Newspaper article about the CYO Yardville Monsignor Toomey Grand Opening click here



The 4,600 square foot air conditioned indoor play space in now complete and the children are enjoying it!  Camp, Pre-School, After School and basketball programs will be enhanced by it.  New programming will be formed, staff training sessions, parent nights, and so much more to take advantage of in this great space!

"Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director stands ready to address the crowd at the opening of

the Monsignor Toomey Annex." 

"Father Dennis Apoldite, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church and Secretary of the CYO Board of trustees

blesses the Monsignor Toomey Annex."

"Left, Scott Pirozzi, General Contractor for the Monsignor Toomey Annex receives a plaque from Tom Mladenetz, right, CYO Executive Director for all of his hard in coordinating the project."

"CYO Executive Director Tom Mladenetz address the assembled crowd

at the Monsignor Toomey Grand Opening."

"Campers sit patiently ready to get first crack at the

Monsignor Toomey Annex."

"The crowd takes in the Monsignor Toomey Annex at the Grand Opening."

"Mr. Pat address the campers at the opening of the Monsignor Toomey Annex."


To read the Trenton Times article from 3/28/14 about the High School All Star Game click here.


To view photos and read the story about the 2013-2014 CYO basketball Championships click here


To learn more about the CYO South Broad St. computer lab upgrade and grant click here


To read the Hamilton Pulse article about the Venom softball team putting on a Winter Holiday Carnival for the students at CYO East State Street Center click here


To read a story from the Monitor Newspaper on the Monsignor Toomey Annex addition click here.


Monsignor Toomey Annex Construction has begun!


The CYO has begun construction on a 4600 square foot addition at the Yardville Branch being named the Monsignor Toomey Annex after our late, great, Founder, and first Director, Monsignor Leonard Toomey.  The addition will include a large open space with a divider, sections of bleachers, portable baskets, and bathroom facilities.  It will provide space for play on hot and/or inclement weather days, performances, graduation ceremonies, staff development workshops, community gatherings, as well as indoor venues for physical education.  To find out more about this project and to help support the CYO and make a donation visit our website at www.cyomercer.org and go to our donations page.


CYO Yardville Pre-School gains NAEYC Accreditation!


CYO Pleased to Announce East State Street Center! 

Starting in the September the CYO will operate the East State Street Center (formerly Martin House) at 794 East State Street.  Programs will include a Pre-School and After School Program. To find out more about the CYO East State Street Center click here to read a recent Monitor Newspaper article.   



East State Street Center ribbon cutting ceremony


The CYO of Mercer County is proud to announce the celebration of our organizations 60th Anniversary. 

Since 1952 we have been serving the youth of Mercer County! 



To view a recent Monitor story on the Prihoda Siblings click here


CYO Partners With Hamilton Township Schools for Before and After School Programs!

The CYO is proud to announce the partnership with Greenwood and Klockner Schools in Hamilton Township the on site Before and After School Program providers for the 2011-2012 school year.  The Before and After School Program begins at 7:30AM and runs until 8:45AM and the After School Program is from 3:35PM until 6:00PM.  The CYO previously provided service, and will continue to do so at Wilson and Lalor Schools.  For more information contact Patrick Hardiman at (609) 585-4280 x 102 or via e-mail at phardiman@cyomercer.org


"Wilson School Before and After School Program staff member pose for a picture. From left to right, Katie Stevenson, Wilson School Before School staff member, Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director, Barbara Panfilli, Principal, Wilson School, Patrick Hardiman, CYO Yardville Director, and Beverly Taylor, "



CYO expands services to Ewing Township!
The Mercer County CYO recently began operating a Pre-School and Day Camp at the Hollowbrook Community Center in Ewing! For more information on the Programs contact the CYO in Ewing at (609) 883-1560.


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