Education & Leadership

The YMCA cares about teens. The YMCA cultivates teen leaders. The YMCA creates opportunities for teens to contribute to their communities.

Y teen programs partner with families, schools, businesses, and the entire community to help provide brighter futures for young people. Our YMCA gives teens a safe place to call their own and a chance to connect with positive role models and adults who care about them. Teen programs include youth development activities, leadership groups, community service projects, exposure to diverse career options, after-school activities, tutoring and mentoring, sports, camping, strength-training, and fun, recreational events.

Like all Y programs, Education and Leadership is open to all, with financial assistance available.

Leadership Camp ages 11-14
Leadership camp is designed for teens who want to develop leadership skills, take road trips to local beaches, participate in community service projects, make new friends and have a blast!  Teens will be able to earn volunteer hours while facilitating camp activities and fundraising.  Teens learn how to work with others, supervise children, resolve conflicts and more in a Y training designed to prepare you to be a camp counselor. 

Babysitting Camp Ages 11-16
What are the top things parents look for when deciding on a babysitter? What are the top tips for a successful babysitting experience? Join us and see! Participants will receive Red Cross Babysitter’s training as well as a complete course in Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid. Learn how to recognize and care for life threatening emergencies such as sudden illness, bleeding, poisoning, and fractures and how to plan for natural disaster

Summer Internships

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